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rice blast

noun, Plant Pathology
a disease of rice caused by the fungus Pyricularia oryae, characterized by elliptical leaf spots with reddish-brown margins, brownish lesions and neck rot of the fruiting panicles, and stunting of the plant. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • Testing for rice blast resistance in genetically engineered rice plants is done in various countries.
  • Thus rice blast disease is a significant constraint to global food security and agricultural trade.

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