Definition of Potato fungus
1. Noun. Fungus causing a disease in potatoes characterized by black scurfy spots on the tubers.
Generic synonyms: Fungus
Group relationships: Genus Pellicularia, Pellicularia
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Literary usage of Potato fungus
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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The potato fungus is easily made to produce resting spores, and their germination after a year's rest is an observation of no special difficulty. ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"As the potato fungus causes the potato to become putrid the mature oospores or resting spores are necessarily confined to the portions of the potato plant ..."
3. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1885)
"Wherever potatoes are grown, this potato fungus is liable to occur. Last year it destroyed one-third of the potato crop of New York State, ..."
4. Outlines of Botany for the High School Laboratory and Classroom by Robert Greenleaf Leavitt, Charles Herbert Clark, Mrs. Sophia M'Ilvaine (Bledsoe) Herrick, Asa Gray (1885)
"potato fungus. (Botrytis infestant.) in the air, and manage somehow to get into the open cask. Did you ever notice the flakes of muddy - looking substance ..."
5. Microbes, Ferments and Moulds by Édouard Louis Trouessart (1886)
"... THE POTATO-FUNGUS. In all the parasitic fungi of which we have hitherto spoken there is no sexual reproduction analogous to that of the higher plants ..."
6. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"This alternation of generations is very common among fungi, and botanists are now seeking for the sexual spore, or resting spore, of the potato fungus. ..."
7. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England by Royal Agricultural Society of England (1874)
"If, however, it be granted for a moment, so as to enable me to state the argument, that the spores of the potato-fungus may find a home on clover and straw, ..."