root rot

root rot
noun Date: 1883 any of various plant diseases characterized by decay of the roots and caused especially by fungi

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Root rot — is a condition found in both indoor and outdoor plants, although more common in indoor plants with poor drainage. As the name states, the roots of the plant rot. Usually, this is a result of overwatering. In houseplants, it is a very common… …   Wikipedia

  • root rot — noun disease characterized by root decay; caused by various fungi • Hypernyms: ↑plant disease * * * noun : a plant disease characterized by a decay of the roots (as those caused by fungi of the genera Armillaria, Oozonium, Thielavia, Rhizoctonia …   Useful english dictionary

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  • root rot — Plant Pathol. 1. a symptom or phase of many diseases of plants, characterized by discoloration and decay of the roots. 2. any disease so characterized. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • root rot — noun any of several plant fungal diseases caused by having over wet roots …   Wiktionary

  • Common root rot (barley) — Common root rot is a fungal disease of barley caused by Cochliobolus sativus, Fusarium culmorum and F. graminearum.[1][2] Contents 1 Symptoms 2 Disease c …   Wikipedia

  • Texas root rot — Phymatotrichopsis omnivora Scientific classification Kingdom: Fungi Phylum: Ascomycota Class: Pezizomycetes …   Wikipedia

  • Common root rot (wheat) — Common root rot is a disease of wheat caused by one or more fungi. Cochliobolus sativus , Fusarium culmorum and F. graminearum are the most common pathogens responsible for common root rot.[1] Symptoms Small, oval, brown lesions on the roots,… …   Wikipedia

  • Laminated root rot — is one of the most damaging root disease amongst conifers in northwestern America. It is caused by Phellinus weirii , a fungus, and affects mostly fir trees and cedars.cite web| title=Laminated root rot |author=Natural Ressources Canada |url=http …   Wikipedia

  • shoestring root rot — noun : a root rot disease of trees caused by the shoestring fungus * * * Plant Pathol. See oak root rot. [1975 80] …   Useful english dictionary

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