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1. Any of various fungi of the genus Botrytis responsible for numerous diseases of fruits and vegetables.
2. Noble rot.

[New Latin, genus name, from Greek botrus, bunch of grapes.]


1. (Plants) any of a group of fungi of the genus Botrytis, several of which cause plant diseases
2. (Brewing) winemaking a fungus of this genus, Botrytis cinerea, which causes noble rot


(boʊˈtraɪ tɪs)

1. any imperfect fungus of the genus Botrytis, characterized by spores that cluster in grapelike bunches.
2. Also called botry′tis rot`. any disease of plants caused by a botrytis fungus.
[< New Latin (1832) < Greek bótry(s) bunch of grapes + New Latin -(ī)tis -itis]
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The valley's maritime climate, hillsides that block the wind and trap humidity, and well-drained, nutrient-poor soil make the grapes ripe for Botrytis cinerea.
To help prevent botrytis occurring, increase airflow by opening all the doors and vents.
M&S Hermits Hill Botrytis Semillon 2013, Australia (PS9.
The former is the famed sweet white of Bordeaux, the latter ("TBA" for short) the sweetest of the German whites, both made from grapes that have been infected with the ominous-sounding fungus Botrytis cinerea, or "noble rot.
That is, if they survive the botrytis (also known as grape rot or bunch rot).
Among the top wines tasted were a PS9 Hermits Hill Botrytis Semillon 2013 from M&S, Morrisons The Best Chablis 1er Cru 2014 at PS15 and Asda's Italian Wine Atlas Negroamaro 2016, for just PS5.
During a survey carried out in the state of Parana Botrytis cinerea was cited for causing symptoms in postharvest figs (VELLOZO et al.
In antifungal activity field, some pyridine derivatives can prevent Erysiphe graminis [19], Valsa mali Miyabe [20], Botrytis cinerea [21] and so on.
The following fungal pathogens isolated from air of the kindergarten rooms in the centre of Kavala were: Acremonium strictum, Alternaria species, Aspergillus niger, Botrytis species, Candia albicans, Cladosporium species, Fusarium species and Penicillium species (Table 2).
2009 DB Family Reserve Botrytis Semillon (PS7 at Morrisons)
Scientists also predict a rise in average temperatures in winter and spring, and less rain in summer, which would help to contain diseases like botrytis cinerea and mildew.
In this study, detached leaf assays were conducted to estimate the influence of leaf position (leaf age) on the development of chocolate spot disease, caused by Botrytis fabae, in the lower, middle and upper leaves of five faba bean (FB) cultivars with different levels of resistance/susceptibility.