chestnut blight

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Synonyms for chestnut blight

a disease of American chestnut trees

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Patterns of Vegetative Compatibility in the Blight Pathogen, Cryphonectria parasitica, from Stands of American Chestnut.
Both species have been driven to the brink of extinction by the fungus Cryphonectria parasitica, also known as the chestnut blight.
Today, you might find the sprouts of chestnuts out on a hike, but because of Cryphonectria parasitica, which arrived on the States' radar at the end of the 19th century and devastated almost all of the American chestnuts up and down the Appalachian chain, that sprout will be lucky to make it to thirty feet.