potato wart


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Related to potato wart: Synchytrium endobioticum
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Noun1.potato wart - fungous disease causing dark warty spongy excrescences in the eyes of potato tubers
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
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The decision to lift the ban follows a notice from the United States that it has eliminated the potato wart bacteria and has contained the cyst nematode to a limited area.
The United States ban on the importation of Prince Edward Island potatoes following discover of potato wart disease in October 2000 gave rise to an interesting case of parliamentary privilege pitting the federal government against the PEI legislature.
The disease potato wart discovered in Prince Edward Island was not a virus, as claimed by Joshua Kurlantzick, but a fungus (Synchytrium endobioticum).
The United States had banned shipments of the potatoes out of concern they might spread the rare potato wart fungus to U.