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The pathological exudation of gum by a plant, such as a fruit tree, resulting from bacterial or fungal infection, insect infestation, or mechanical injury.

[Latin gummi, gum; see gum1 + -osis.]
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(Plant Pathology) the abnormal production of excessive gum in certain trees, esp fruit trees, as a result of wounding, infection, adverse weather conditions, severe pruning, etc
[C19: from New Latin; see gumma]
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Noun1.gummosis - pathological production of gummy exudates in citrus and various stone-fruit trees
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
2.gummosis - disease of citrus trees caused by the fungus Phytophthora citrophthora
brown rot - any of certain fungous diseases of plants characterized by browning and decay of tissues
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Chlorosis, yellowing of leaves, gummosis and necrosis are some of the diseases found in plants because of deficiency of micronutrients.
'Duncan' x Poncirus trifoliata (L.) Raf.] is tolerant to citrus sudden death (CSD) (BOVE and AYRES, 2007), citrus tristeza virus (CTV) and gummosis caused by Phytophthora spp.
Other diseases include dieback (Sharma and Sankaran, 1988), post-harvest disease of fruits (Mascarenhas et al., 1995; Gupta et al., 1999; Ploetz, 2003), gummosis (Li et al., 1995; Muniz et al., 2011), stem canker (Sharma et al., 1984; Sanchez et al., 2003), witches' broom and black seed rot (Fraedrich et al., 1994; Bankole et al., 1999; Gure et al., 2005).
Raqib (2003) reported that maximum levels of gummosis damage by this borer was recorded in plum (70.4%) followed by peach (53.3%) and apricot (42.5%) in Peshawar.
Four disorders namely twig blight; tip dieback gummosis and splitting were noted 55% 50% 25% and 25% prevalence respectively while the incidence percentage in the same order was 3.17% 4.43% 0.62% and 1.25% whereas the intensity ranged from 16% to
Multiple Botryosphaeria species causing 'Do thiorella' gummosis in citrus.
That's of course called gummosis. And the recommendation was to scrape the gummy exudates and then paint the scraped area with fungicide.
Woody plants Chondrostereum BioChon Blackberry purpureum weed (Prunus serotina) 7 Hakea Colletotrichum Hakatak gummosis and acutatum H.