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blue mould

n
1. (Plants) Also called: green mould any fungus of the genus Penicillium that forms a bluish mass on decaying food, leather, etc
2. (Plant Pathology) any fungal disease of fruit trees characterized by necrosis and a bluish growth on the affected tissue: mostly caused by Penicillium species
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The team made more than 200 blue molds and labeled each one with numbers or letters to prevent mistakes.
Pseudomonas syringae strains ESC-10 and ESC-11 survive in wound on citrus and control green and blue molds of citrus.
Decay caused by fungal diseases such as gray molds, blue molds, router rot, bull's eye, side rot and brown rot cause millions of dollars of loss to fruit growers in the Pacific Northwest alone each year," says Bob Sports, professor of plant pathology at the OSU center in Hood River.