Definition of Halo blight
1. Noun. A blight affecting the leaves of oats and other grasses.
2. Noun. A blight of bean plants.
Medical Definition of Halo blight
1. Halo blight is a fatal plant disease which attacks legumes and is caused by the bacteria Pseumonas phaseolicola. The plant develops yellow-ringed, water-soaked spots, then withers and dies without rotting. (09 Oct 1997)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Halo Blight
Literary usage of Halo blight
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Molecular Markers in Plant Genome Analysis: Sponsored CRIS/ICAR Projects and by Andrew Kalinski (1995)
"The inheritance of resistance to seed transmission of common bacterial blight, resistance to the halo blight bacterial toxin, & leaf pubescence in relation ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1919)
"... and the various grasses of the Sorghum group, are quite seriously attacked. The effect on oats is not unlike the halo blight recently described by Miss ..."
3. Diseases of Economic Plants by Frank Lincoln Stevens, John Galentine Hall (1921)
"Halo-blight (Bacteria). — Oval, chlorotic areas 1-2 cm. in diameter, bordering a minute, sunken, dead center, occur in the leaf. Stripe-blight (Bacteria). ..."