Definition of Plasmodiophora
1. Noun. Type genus of Plasmodiophoraceae comprising minute plant parasitic fungi similar to and sometimes included among the slime molds.
Generic synonyms: Fungus Genus
Group relationships: Family Plasmodiophoraceae, Plasmodiophoraceae
Member holonyms: Clubroot Fungus, Plasmodiophora Brassicae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Plasmodiophora
Literary usage of Plasmodiophora
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Diseases of Field and Garden Crops by Worthington George Smith (1884)
"Plasmodiophora means a bearer or carrier of a plasmodium, and a plasmodium is an Amoeba-like mass of protoplasm or vital formative material of changeable ..."
2. A Text-book of Plant Diseases Caused by Cryptogamic Parasites by George Massee (1907)
"(Plasmodiophora brassicae). BACTERIA These infinitesimally minute organisms, popularly termed 'germs' or 'microbes,' are better known as the cause of ..."
3. Text-book of the Diseases of Trees by Robert Hartig (1894)
"... excrescences of the roots of alders to a Myxomycete belonging to the Fio.g.-Excrescence genus Plasmodiophora. which he calls Plasmo- on a root of the ..."
4. Buffalo Medical Journal (1903)
"In summing up we would conclude that the spores of plasmodiophora brassicae in the phagocytic cells ol both warm and cold-blooded animals, when fixed and ..."
5. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1894)
"The literature on Plasmodiophora has been consulted and many careful ... Furthermore, the tissues infected by the Plasmodiophora readily yield up their ..."
6. Fungous Diseases of Plants, with Chapters on Physiology, Culture Methods and by Benjamin Minge Duggar (1909)
"CLUB ROOT OF CABBAGE AND OTHER CRUCIFERS Plasmodiophora ... Our knowledge of the causal relations of a Myxomycete, Plasmodiophora, to the disease is ..."