citrus canker


: a destructive disease of citrus caused by a bacterium (Xanthomonas axonopodis citri synonym X. campestris citri) that produces lesions on the leaves, twigs, and fruits

Examples of citrus canker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As instances of this nature may be mentioned English potato scab, silver scurf, chestnut blight disease and citrus canker, specimens of all of which had been secured by correspondence or requests for mycological assistance. Hilda Gitchell, Scientific American, 26 Jan. 2023 State and federal officials will survey the area near where citrus canker was detected to assess the extent of the disease’s establishment. J. Scott Trubey, ajc, 14 June 2022 The family had to get rid of their orange trees more than a decade ago because of citrus canker, a disease that can eventually stop trees from growing fruits. Arlene Borenstein-Zuluaga,, 4 Nov. 2021 In the fight against diseases, the university is using gene editing techniques to develop grapefruit plants resistant to citrus canker., 20 Oct. 2021 The Florida Department of Agriculture had an ambitious program to counter citrus canker, an infectious disease that was damaging one of the most important industries in the state. Lisa J. Huriash,, 18 Oct. 2021 Topics include new research on citrus canker in satsuma cultivars and post-disaster options for growers who experienced losses in the 2020 hurricane season., 7 Feb. 2021 After all, canines have already demonstrated the ability to sniff out plant diseases, including citrus canker and plum pox virus, which infects peach, plum, and cherry trees. Duncan Strauss,, 18 Jan. 2020 Phillip and Beazley have found mango weevil, pink hibiscus mealybug and citrus canker. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of citrus canker was in 1909

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“Citrus canker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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