• R. Kenneth Horst
Reference work entry


The term blackleg is used to describe darkening at the base of a stem or plant. Blackleg of potatoes and delphinium are described under Bacterial Diseases; blackleg of geraniums is under Rots.


Plant Pathology Fruiting Body Infected Plant Host Tissue Seed Plant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Kenneth Horst
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  1. 1.Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe BiologyCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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