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Rot (Rotten  - Rottenness) Phytopathology ] Dictionary of botanic terminology index of names
Synonym: Putrefaction, Decomposition, Decay.
  The process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action often accompanied by an offensive odour.  
The decomposition ( process of rotting) is the reduction of bodies or tissues of formerly living organisms into simpler forms of matter.
Plant rot: Disintegration and decomposition of plant tissue is usually caused by fungal or bacterial attack Rot typically results from damp conditions. Rot may be put in an appearance by softening, discoloration, and often disintegration of a succulent plant tissue, while woody tissues can be spongy or stringy.
The word rot also refers to or is part of the name of several diseases characterized by this symptom. For example:
  • Soft rot: a mushy, watery, or slimy decay of plants or their parts caused by bacteria or fungi
  • Crown rot:  a disease near the bases of plants. Plants yellow, wilt, and die.
  • Root Rot: a soilborne fungus that affect roots. Due to poor soil aeration and drainage.
  • Black rot: Any of several fungous diseases of plants that produce small black spots on the leaf or stems of many plant species.
  • Dry Rot (Brown Rot): Wood decay caused by certain fungi. Dry rot will not remain localized.
  • White-Rot: Wood decay attacking both the cellulose and the lignin, producing a generally whitish residue that may be spongy or stringy.
  • Ring rot: Wood rot localized mainly in the springwood of the growth rings, giving a concentric pattern of decayed wood in the cross section of a tree.




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