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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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Applied through day of harvest, KENJA fungicide fends off botrytis from the field to the packing house, ultimately extending the shelf life of freshly harvested strawberries.
When Samuel Tinon, a sweet-wine maker in Bordeaux, decided to move to the Tokaji region of Hungary, he was ready to make wine from its Aszu (dried up' or 'dried out') grapes--grapes attacked by the desirable botrytis cinerea, or noble rot.
The inhibitor exerted potent antifungal action against Botrytis cinerea, Alternaria alternata Keissl and Pythium aphanidermatum, but had no effect on Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella.
Some of the grapes were affected by the botrytis fungus, also known as noble rot, that concentrates the grapes and produces some of the world's greatest sweet wines.
Noble rot - botrytis - is a fungus essential to Sauternes.
With the increasing call by the public to limit chemical use on plants and the ineffectiveness of fungicides due to resistance developed by Botrytis cinerea, Dr Abu Qamar's research team began studying genetic resistance to provide a sustainable alternative to chemical control.
Intense, sweet wines such as sauternes come from grapes infected with the mould botrytis.
The purple tomatoes were also less susceptible to one of the most important postharvest diseases, grey mould caused by Botrytis cinerea.
Common strawberry diseases that can affect yield and quality are mainly Botrytis and anthracnose.
Karen Booth, Rugby, Warwickshire THEY 2 probably have botrytis blight, which is worse during rainy, humid weather.
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The purpose of the present work was evaluation the effect of biocontrol agent, some species of Trichoderma, hormonal elicitor, salicylic acid, as single or integration treatments on the Botrytis stem canker of tomato plants as well as their effects on biochemical changes which lead to induction of plant defense responses against the pathogen.