milky disease


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milky disease

n.
A disease of the larvae of Japanese beetles and other scarab beetles that is caused by the bacterium Bacillus popilliae and turns the larvae a milky white color. Also called milky spore disease.
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For instance, outbreak of epizootic "milky disease" (MD) during the fall in southern China usually results in serious economic loss for the mud crab industry (Wu et al.
Bacillus popilliae, a bacterium identified by ARS scientists in the 1940's, causes "milky disease" in white grubs.