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Any of several diseases of plants caused by certain fungi and characterized by dark spots on the leaves, twigs, or fruits.

[French : Greek anthrax, anthrak-, carbuncle + Greek nosos, disease.]


(Plant Pathology) any of several fungus diseases of plants and trees, such as vines and beans, characterized by oval dark depressed spots on the fruit and elsewhere
[C19: from French, from Greek anthrax coal, carbuncle + nosos disease]


(ænˈθræk noʊs)

a disease of plants characterized by restricted, discolored lesions, caused by a fungus.
[1885–90; < French < Greek anthrak- (see anthrax) + nósos disease]
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Plants have suffered their own emerging diseases, such as chestnut blight, dogwood anthracnose, and sudden oak death syndrome.
The same is true of California sycamores, many of which are full of burnt leaves at present due to anthracnose, an endemic fungus that might have been activated by the late rain we experienced last month.
Identifying and Tracking the Importation of Dogwood Anthracnose in Michigan.
Flowering dogwoods have been plagued with attack from insects like the dogwood borer and from diseases like the dogwood anthracnose (Discula destructive).
Then there was the explosive spread of Asian anthracnose, a spotting and wilting disease, in Canadian lentil fields in 1987.
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It is, of course, the anthracnose resistant albus lupin, which is totally resistant to ugly black spot.
Dogwood anthracnose is a disease caused by Discula destructiva, a fungus of probable exotic origin that is a serious threat to natural populations of Cornus florida in the eastern United States.
Developing alfalfa plants resistant to anthracnose, a disease caused by a fungus, is one focus of Dickman's research.
Colletotrichum gloeosporioides causes leaf spots on ornamental plants such as calendula, hibiscus, jasmine and passiflora (Pirone 1978); it attacks tropical plants causing cacao anthracnose, coffee dieback and yams anthracnose (Cook 1978); it causes anthracnose diseases and fruit rot in strawberries and apples (Maas & Howard 1985).
Schrenck, and various members of the genus cause the disease anthracnose.