Definition of Phytophthora

1. Noun. Destructive parasitic fungi causing brown rot in plants.

Exact synonyms: Genus Phytophthora
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Pythiaceae, Pythiaceae
Member holonyms: Phytophthora Citrophthora, Phytophthora Infestans



Definition of Phytophthora

1. Noun. Any of many parasitic fungi, of the genus ''Phytophthora'', that cause brown rot in plants ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Phytophthora

1. A mastigomycotina genus of destructive parasitic fungi affecting numerous fruit, vegetable, and other crops. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phytophthora

phytopathologist
phytopathologists
phytopathology
phytophaga
phytophage
phytophageous
phytophages
phytophagic
phytophagous
phytophagy
phytopharmaceutical
phytopharmaceuticals
phytophilous
phytophlyctodermatitis
phytophotodermatitis
phytophthora (current term)
phytophthoras
phytophysiology
phytopigment
phytopigments
phytoplankter
phytoplankters
phytoplankton
phytoplankton bloom
phytoplankton blooms
phytoplanktonic
phytoplanktons
phytoplasma
phytoplasmas
phytopneumoconiosis

Literary usage of Phytophthora

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1. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"Oospores of phytophthora infestans.*—M. Cornu has reinvesti- gated the vexed ... The bodies described by WG Smith as the sexual spores of the phytophthora, ..."

2. Forest Tree Seed: For Germplasm Conservationby J. R. Sutherland, Marlene Diekmann, P. Berjak by J. R. Sutherland, Marlene Diekmann, P. Berjak (2002)
"7.4 Isolating phytophthora and Pythium species Whereas species of phytophthora and Pythium (Peronosporales) are rather common on broadleaf tree seeds, ..."

3. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1894)
"In Alabama phytophthora has not been observed, the prevailing disease there being ... In Connecticut phytophthora was known to occur, but whether it caused ..."

4. American Gardening (1890)
"3; correspond to those of the grape mildew. I do not understand that this fungus lives in the soil. Pythium is a fungus allied to phytophthora, ..."

5. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science by Indiana Academy of Science (1922)
"A phytophthora rot, apparently identical with buckeye rot of tomato appeared in epidemic form in an experimental plot of tomatoes at Lafayette, Indiana, ..."

6. A Text-book of Plant Diseases Caused by Cryptogamic Parasites by George Massee (1907)
"It has been proved in the case of potatoes attacked by phytophthora infestans, causing the well-known potato disease, that the spawn or mycelium of the ..."

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