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British Plant Diseases

Nature volume 154, pages 655656 (25 November 1944) | Download Citation



SO far back as 1928 the British Mycological Society decided to appoint a committee of men of science interested in plant diseases, their object being to compile a list of the more important diseases of British crop and ornamental plants and to suggest for each disease a single selected common name. It was hoped to encourage the use of these selected names so that uniformity in the naming of plant diseases could be achieved at least in the British Isles. Many people dealing with plants must be aware that the same disease of a particular plant may be known by several common names according to the locality, and furthermore that a name is often quite unsuitable for describing the disease to which it refers.

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