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citrus canker

noun, Plant Pathology
1.
a disease of citrus trees caused by the bacterium Xanthomonas citri, characterized by spongy eruptions on leaves and fruit.
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  • In citrus they have imparted genes from spinach and other plants that are immune to greening disease and citrus canker.
  • citrus canker is a disease that causes lesions on the leaves, stems, and fruit of citrus trees.
  • citrus canker is a bacterial disease that causes lesions on the leaves, stems, and fruit of citrus trees.
  • Green crabs may have hitchhiked in bait shipments, while citrus canker is carried on citrus trees.
  • More importantly, the mines are excellent points of entry for the bacterial pathogen known as citrus canker.
  • citrus canker is a bacterial disease of citrus that causes premature leaf and fruit drop.
  • The phenotypic similarities with citrus canker led to samples being collected by field inspectors and tested as canker suspects.
  • The suspension is intended to reduce industry costs and help the industry recover from the effects of citrus canker.
  • Evaluation of cultivar resistance to bacterial citrus canker disease.

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