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2013-10-04 23:21:46

Botector® is an effective organic plant protection product that works through natural competition for space and nutrients to prevent the gray mold pathogen, Botrytis cinerea, from colonizing on the flower or berry surface. It is ideal for use in Integrated Pest Management, there is no development of pathogen resistance and it is safe for humans, animals and beneficial insects. Vista, CA (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 Westbridge Agricultural Products announced today that the California...

2013-10-04 13:10:28

UC Riverside-led team describes the strategy by which Botrytis cinerea blocks the defense system of its host plants A research team led by a molecular plant pathologist at the University of California, Riverside has discovered the mechanism by which an aggressive fungal pathogen infects almost all fruits and vegetables. The team discovered a novel "virulence mechanism" — the mechanism by which infection takes place — of Botrytis cinerea. This pathogen can infect more than 200 plant...

2013-01-19 23:02:27

Botector® is an effective plant protection product that works through natural competition for space and nutrients to prevent the gray mold pathogen, Botrytis cinerea, from colonizing on the flower or berry surface. It is ideal for use in Integrated Pest Management, there is no development of pathogen resistance and it is safe for humans, animals and beneficial insects. Vista, CA (PRWEB) January 19, 2013 Westbridge Agricultural Products announces that Botector® has been approved by...

Crop Killing Fungi
2012-10-19 05:11:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An enormous international team of experts, almost 500 members strong, has developed a ranking system of the ten most important phytopathogenic fungi on a scientific and economic level. Topping the list is the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae. A survey conducted among the researchers resulted in a list of the most important phytopathogenic fungi, with each researcher choosing three that he or she thought most significant. The...

2011-04-19 16:57:27

Botrytis bunch rot, a disease caused by the fungal pathogen Botrytis cinerea, can devastate grape vineyards. Yet other plants can repel the invader and protect themselves by mounting a form of chemical warfare against the fungi through the production of antimicrobial substances, called phytoalexins. Scientists at the University of Missouri report on a discovery in a key component in the signaling pathway that regulates the production of phytoalexins to kill the disease-causing fungus Botrytis...

2008-12-08 13:30:27

A team of U.S., French and Spanish scientists say they've identified the gene that enables gray mold to kill plant cells. Brown University Professor David Cane and his international colleagues also found deletion of that single gene from gray mold's DNA shuts down its ability to produce toxins that kill cells in more than 200 species of garden and ornamental plants. The fungus, Botrytis cinerea, can kill more than 200 agricultural and ornamental plant species, including staples such as...

2008-12-01 17:34:42

Gray mold is a gardener's nightmare. The fungus, also known by its scientific name Botrytis cinerea, is a scourge to more than 200 agricultural and ornamental plant species, including staples such as tomatoes, strawberries, snap and lima beans, cabbage, lettuce and endive, peas, peppers, and potatoes. Gray mold envelops its target in a velvety vise, releasing a toxin that poisons the host plants' cells, eventually causing the plant to die.So far, the only way to eliminate the pathogen is to...


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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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