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THE OCCURRENCE OF VIABLE COTTON ROOT-ROT SCLEROTIA IN NATURE

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Science  25 Oct 1929:
Vol. 70, Issue 1817, pp. 409-410
DOI: 10.1126/science.70.1817.409-a

Abstract

Viable sclerotia of the cotton root-rot fungus, Phymatotrichum omnivorum, have been found under natural conditions in the soil of infested cotton fields in Texas, showing that this fungus is a soil organism not restricted to living roots of susceptible host plants, but having an independent means of over-wintering and dissemination.