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soft rot

n
(Plant Pathology) any of various bacterial or fungal plant diseases characterized by watery disintegration of fruits, roots, etc

soft′ rot`


n.
a disease of fruits and vegetables, marked by a soft, watery decay of affected parts, caused by bacteria or fungi.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.soft rot - mushy or slimy decay of plants caused by bacteria or fungi
plant disease - a disease that affects plants
leak - soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi
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According to Kirk and Cullen (1998), wood-decay fungi can be classified into three groups: white rot fungi, which can degrade the three components of the plant cell wall (cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin); brown rot fungi, which can degrade the polysaccharide fractions (cellulose and hemicellulose); and soft rot fungi, which can slowly degrade both the polysaccharide fractions and the lignin.
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Summary: Among the fungi, the soft rot fungus Trichoderma has shown to be efficient producers of xylan degrading enzyme.
If you're putting plants back in there, try to space them out to allow good airflow around them which will help stop the build-up of diseases such as soft rot and mildew.
Tomato and pepper fruit are commonly infected with soft rot bacteria but other vegetable fruits are also susceptible.
Soft rot was especially prevalent in the hardwood test stakes.