Pierce's disease


noun Plant Pathology.

a disease of grapes caused by a rickettsialike organism, characterized by dwarfing of vines, mottling of woody tissues, and plant death.

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Origin of Pierce's disease

named after N. B.Pierce (died 1917), American plant pathologist

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