aster yellows


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aster yellows

pl.n. (used with a sing. verb)
A widespread disease of plants caused by a phytoplasma, usually resulting in stunted growth and yellowing of infected individuals.
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Several hundred different phytoplasmas are known to target plants, causing such diseases as witches' broom and aster yellows.
Hoy says the model is designed to simulate aster yellows outbreaks in the crops, as well as show how controls targeting both leafhopper carriers and the MLO affect progress of the disease.