soft rot


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soft rot

  1. a softening of wood, in moist, aerobic conditions, by certain FUNGI, such as Chaetomium globosum, that break down CELLULOSE. Such soft rot fungi can cause considerable economic losses of timber.
  2. a type of rot of fruit and vegetables, in which they become a wet, slimy mass. It is caused by certain fungi and BACTERIA that degrade PECTIN.
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The second group is Carotovora consisting of causative agents of soft rot and black leg diseases.
According to results of Figure 1, leaves and roots of medicinal plants should be used for better production of crude extracts in big quantities, which will be used for antimicrobial activity on identified bacteria causing Irish potato soft rot.
Bacterial soft rot caused by Erwinia carotovora is one of the most destructive diseases including carrots, potato, Chinese radish and Brassicas, especially Chinese cabbage in East Asian (Kikumoto, 2000; Vanjildorj et al.
Fifty isolates were tested for their ability to cause tuber soft rot by stab-inoculating flame-sterilized tuber slices with twice-autoclaved toothpicks smeared in bacteria.
This microbial enzyme initiates soft rot by cleaving a major molecular component of a plant's cell walls.
Routine testing since 1985 of genetic material for resistance to tuber soft rot resulted in identification of several diploid interspecific hybrid clones with superior resistance.
Breaking open the iris I find soft rot Clots the sheath, The rhizomes grubs have hollowed Out.
Many studies have been conducted for taxonomical studies and identification of the soft rot bacteria so far.
The objective of this study was to evaluate the severity of black rot crater rot Sclerotinia rot and soft rot on the roots of carrots cv.
the biotechnological process of bioincising is a promising approach for improving the uptake of preservatives and wood-modification substances by refractory wood due to the degradation of bordered pits by the white-rot fungi [12,14] Traditionally, wood decomposition by fungi is usually classified into three categories based on micro-morphological and chemical characteristics of decay resulting in different patterns of degradation of the cell wall: soft rot, brown rot and white rot [6,7,13-14].
Copper is needed against this challenge since very few organic molecules (other than creosote and penta) possess activity towards soft rot fungi (Hughes 2004).