Skip to main content
Select Source:

powdery mildew

powdery mildew Either a fungus of the order Erysiphales or a plant disease caused by such a fungus. The leaves, fruit, etc. of an infected plant bear characteristic powdery white patches of conidium-bearing mycelium; tiny black fruit bodies containing haploid spores (perithecia) may also be visible. Many types of plant may be affected, usually each by its own particular species or strain of fungus.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"powdery mildew." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 19 Oct. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"powdery mildew." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 19, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/powdery-mildew

"powdery mildew." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Retrieved October 19, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/powdery-mildew

powdery mildew

powdery mildew Either a fungus of the order Erysiphales or a plant disease caused by such a fungus. The leaves, fruit, etc., of an infected plant bear characteristic powdery white patches of conidium-bearing mycelium; tiny black perithecia may also be visible. Many types of plant may be affected, usually each by its own particular species or strain of fungus.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"powdery mildew." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 19 Oct. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"powdery mildew." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. (October 19, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/powdery-mildew-0

"powdery mildew." A Dictionary of Plant Sciences. . Retrieved October 19, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/powdery-mildew-0