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blight

Veterinary medicine
A highly contagious pinkeye-like keratoconjunctivitis that affects cattle, caused by Moraxella bovis, an obligate intracellular, gram-negative aerobic bacillus, which is spread by direct contact or via the common fly.
 
Clinical findings
Purulent conjunctivitis, oedema, corneal opacity and ulceration, loss of appetite, weight loss.
 
Management
Long-acting antibiotics—e.g., tetracycline.

blight

any of various plant diseases caused by microorganisms, where the entire plant is infected and soon dies.

blight

see infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis.
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The field screening method that is adopted worldwide for identification of resistant genetic sources against the blight at large scale was developed by ICARDA (Singh et al.
Mr Blight did not attend the hearing, which continues.
Oldest know disease of rice, Bacterial leaf blight, caused by Xanthomonas oryzae pv.
While immunity, or even a cure for fire blight has yet to be discovered, there are many pear varieties available today, offering excellent fruit quality and improved, blight resistance.
In Pakistan, late blight of potato causing 50-70% potato yield loss under favourable environmental conditions (Haq et al.
Lead author Professor Jonathan Jones from the Sainsbury Laboratory, said that breeding from wild relatives is laborious and slow and by the time a gene is successfully introduced into a cultivated variety, the late blight pathogen may already have evolved the ability to overcome it.
Iron Lady,' a joint breeding project between Cornell University and North Carolina State, resists early and late blights as well as septoria leaf spot, a disease known to weaken plants after they've set fruit.
She said: "Once again, the statutory blight laws would mean compensation will not be paid until one year after HS2 opens in 2026, except on the grounds of hardship which are of course discretionary.
And while gardeners throughout the UK will be celebrating National Potato Day with events up until the end of the month, experts are now warning that gardeners must start to grow a mixture of varieties to stem the loss of crops to late blight.
MVP Realty Associates, a private developer, paid for the blight study.