Cobb's disease

\ ˈkäbz- \

Definition of Cobb's disease

: a disease of sugarcane caused by a bacterium (Xanthomonas vascularum) and characterized by a slime in the vascular bundles accompanied by dwarfing, streaking of leaves, and decay

called also sugarcane gummosis

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History and Etymology for Cobb's disease

after Nathan A. Cobb †1932 American biologist

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“Cobb's disease.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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