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Johann N., German surgeon, 1775-1840. See: Rust phenomenon.


One of several members of an order of parasitic fungi (Uredinales), all of which are parasitic on plants. Many of these are allergens.


fungal diseases of plant stems and leaves caused by members of the order Uredinales. Rusts are OBLIGATE parasites, their host plants often being cereals. For example, the fungus Puccinia graminis tritici causes black stem rust of wheat.


1. a disease of tropical fish in aquariums caused by the protozoa Oodinium limneticum and characterized by loss of luster of the skin surface. Causes heavy mortality.
2. a bacterial disease of the shell in turtles. See also shell rot.

Patient discussion about rust

Q. Are throat nodulars caused by second hand smoke, allergy drip, and reflux. Also can chlorine and rust in water

A. Throat nodules, or also known as - vocal cord nodules, are usually caused by maximum contact between the two vocal cords. The cause of these formations are usually strenuous or abusive voice practices such as yelling and coughing. Persons who are often susceptible are those who use their voice constantly in a loud environment. Examples include teachers, cheerleaders, politicians, actors, musicians and singers. I am not sure I understand the question about chlorine and rust in water, I don't think these factors have a connection to vocal cord nodules. Other throat nodules can be cause by smoking (not as much in second hand smoke), alcohol or chewed tobbacco use.

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First, you must identify a rust-resistant tree, called a "plus tree," which means you must hike into the upper altitudes and find a forest affected by blister rust.
Many of the trees she's studied have fought off blister rust, and that makes her think all those seedlings and trees-to-be have a shot at survival.
White pine blister rust, present in a number of European countries as well as the United States, was first discovered in the United States around 1919, according to the American Phytological Society.
Similar efforts have been to combat white pine blister rust.
Melissa notes that humans introduced blister rust around the turn of the 20th century, impacting a species that had been "doing just fine" for millennia.
Adorned in spruce green trousers, T-shirts, sack coats, and caps, the men at CPS 108 at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee worked nine-hour days six days a week, repairing roads, fixing telephone lines, planting nurseries, clearing trails, managing fire strikes, and eradicating white pine blister rust, a destructive disease that is lethal if allowed to spread from branch to trunk.
Pruning treatments were tested for their effectiveness against white pine blister rust.
In New York, the State Conservation Department planned and supervised the work projects of 115 camps in five general categories: recreational development camps, which created trails, leantos, and campsites in the Forest Preserve; forest fire control camps, mostly operating in the Forest Preserve; pest control camps to stanch the spread of gypsy moth, white pine blister rust and Dutch Elm disease; reforestation camps, which improved existing forest areas and re-planted newly acquired lands; and fish and game camps, specializing in fish and game propagation and stream improvement.
Millions of trees infested with white pine blister rust, Gypsy moth, Dutch Elm disease, bark beetle infestation and other diseases were cut and burned, which was the most practical way to prevent the spread of insects and disease.
Unfortunately, the bristlecone pine is being threatened by white pine blister rust, which has devastated populations of white pines in the Northwest and is rapidly moving through the Rockies.
Back then, loggers were convinced the gooseberry bush was helping to spread white pine blister rust, a disease threatening timber crops at the time.