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blister rust

n.
Any of several diseases of certain pine trees caused by fungi of the genus Cronartium, resulting in conspicuous blistering, dieback of affected areas, and often death of the tree.

blister rust

n
(Plant Pathology) a disease of certain pines caused by rust fungi of the genus Cronartium, causing swellings on the bark from which orange masses of spores are released

blis′ter rust`


n.
a disease, esp. of white pines, characterized by cankers and in the spring by blisters on the stems, caused by a rust fungus of the genus Cronartium.
[1915–20]
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Noun1.blister rust - any of several diseases of pines caused by rust fungi of the genus Cronartium and marked by destructive invasion of bark and sapwood and producing blisters externallyblister rust - any of several diseases of pines caused by rust fungi of the genus Cronartium and marked by destructive invasion of bark and sapwood and producing blisters externally
rust - a plant disease that produces a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems; caused by various rust fungi
2.blister rust - fungus causing white pine blister rust and having a complex life cycle requiring a plant of genus Ribes as alternate host
rust fungus, rust - any of various fungi causing rust disease in plants
Cronartium, genus Cronartium - rust fungi having aecia produced in raised or swollen sori and teliospores borne in waxy columns
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Along for the ride with these returning seedlings came white pine blister rust, the deadly disease that is forcing whitebark pine to the brink of extinction.
This is part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem; this 163-acre planting will be year three of a decade-long reforestation project in the region affected by wild fire, blister rust and pine beetles.
Blister rust can wipe out entire trees or kill off the whitebark's high cone-bearing branches, ending its ability to reproduce.
Disaster struck late in the century, in the form of white-pine blister rust, a fungal disease that alternately infects Ribes family members and white pines.
The center works almost entirely on the pathogens Cronartium ribicola and Phytophthora lateralis, more commonly known as the cause of white pine blister rust and of Port-Orford-cedar root disease, respectively.
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White pine blister rust comes from a combination of white pines and flowering plants -- called ribes -- like gooseberries and currants.
White pine blister rust, a lethal disease accidentally brought to the continent on imported seedlings, has wiped out roughly 50 percent of the whitebark pine in the Rocky Mountains since its arrival in the early 20th century," reports NRDC.
Because white pine blister rust requires a second host plant in the genus Ribes (gooseberry and wild currant) to complete its life cycle, a tenacious Ribes eradication campaign ensued.
Along the way, we also learn a lot of terminology associated with the USFS Blister Rust Control program and about firefighting in a forest--hard work, but necessary, important work.
Pruning reduces blister rust in sugar pine with minimal effects on tree growth.
Table 4--Humidity resistance test results Time Exposed: 168 Hr 504 Hr 1,008 Hr Appearance Blister Rust Blister Rust Blister Rust Sample Formula #1 10 10 10 10 8F 10 Formula #2 10 10 10 10 8F 10 Formula #3 10 10 10 10 8F 10 WB-X 10 10 8F -6- 10 6-8M 10 8M (Clusters) (Ousters) SB-Y 10 10 10 10 10 10 10