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anything that is injurious, destructive, or fatal

to have a destructive effect on

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a fungal disease of woody plants that causes localized damage to the bark

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an ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth)

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a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of

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become infected with a canker

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infect with a canker

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The study, reaching completion now and co-directed by Steven Seybold, a USDA Forest Service entomologist, has assessed the distribution of thousand cankers disease in the state's walnut-growing areas, differences among walnut (Juglans) species in their reaction to the pathogen and attractiveness to the beetle, the genetic diversity of the fungus and the biology of the beetle.
5 and 1% weight of the soil before sowing significantly decreased incidence of stem canker and black scurf disease.
The trees have a relatively short life of 60 or so years and the canker has made the situation much worse," he said.
The disease causes a black gummy substance to ooze from the bark and the tissue under the canker is killed.
He visits other chestnut trees, too, packing mud on their cankers and clipping flowers for use in breeding programs.
The two different types of mouth lesions - fever blisters and canker sores - are different, each requiring its own treatment.
He and his colleagues sampled so-called bleeding cankers on some four dozen beeches in New York and Connecticut.
At least two-thirds of Wisconsin's butternuts have visible cankers, and death awaits them.
Cankers develop on the trunk, sometimes encircling the tree but rarely killing it.
It was infested with multiple cankers that contained asexually reproducing fruiting bodies.
The transformed fungus also caused small cankers to develop on a chestnut stem rather than large, rapidly expanding ones, says Nuss.
The disease can move into the twigs, down the branches, and finally into the bark, where it causes cankers before the tree dies.
The agency also charged that the company "knowingly falsified' data by describing its tests as greenhouse experiments and failing to inform EPA of cankers that developed on the bark of several trees after the injections.
So it was on a day a mother's helper brought in a crying child in a lot of pain from a canker sore.