powdery mildew

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Either a fungus of the order Erysiphales or a plant disease caused by such a fungus. The leaves, fruit, etc., of an infected plant bear characteristic powdery white patches of conidium-bearing mycelium; tiny black perithecia may also be visible. Many types of plant may be affected, usually each by its own particular species or strain of fungus.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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