crown gall definition

  • noun:
    • A widespread disease of several flowers caused by the bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens and characterized by formation of galls particularly on junction of root and stem.
    • A disease of plants due to illness of earth bacteria regarding the genus Agrobacterium
    • a bacterial illness of plants (especially pome and stone fruits and grapes and flowers) which types excrescences in the stem close to the ground

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