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Twelfth Report of the Woburn Experimental Fruit Farm

Nature volume 85, pages 7172 (17 November 1910) | Download Citation



IN this, the twelfth report issued from the Woburn fruit farm, the authors deal with the silver-leaf disease of plums and other fruit-trees in the thorough jnanner that characterises all their work. This disease is caused by the fungus Stereum purpureum, but the relationship is less obvious.than usual, because the fungus only fructifies on the tree that it has killed, and the mycelial threads are only discoverable with difficulty on the living wood. The proof lies in the fact, well brought out in this report, that inoculation of a healthy tree with a piece of the fungus nearly always causes the disease.

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