The original vines on the estate perished in the late 19th century from oidium and phylloxera, and Klein Constantia shut down.
Shortly after the flies had some mouldy cream, the oidium lactis was found in their fæces.
Berg, in 1839–41, showed that thrush is likewise due to a fungus, oidium albicans.
Also to enable the oidium albicans to attack the mucous membrane there must be some slight inflammation or injury.
This consists of bacteria of several forms, yeasts, oidium lactis and accidental species of other molds.
This occurs very rapidly under the attack of oidium lactis accompanied by bacteria.
Grape mildew (oidium Tuckeri) is prevalent in nearly all the vine areas.
In this ripening there is a prompt development of a heavy viscous slime, which consists of oidium and bacteria.
Laycock sees it in the bacilli and spores of oidium albicans; Wilks, however, found the same parasite in other affections.
In the hall they were discussing another and far worse form of oidium.