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Clemson University - USDA Cooperative Extension Slide Series

Bakanae; Foolish seedling

Fusarium fujikuroi

Bakanae; Foolish seedling (Fusarium fujikuroi) is a fungal pathogen.

This is a fungus disease of rice in which leaves and stems of infected plants showed abnormally tall growth. The infection is known as Bakanae disease and is due to the fungal production of a plant growth hormone. It is also known as Cotton Boll Rot.

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