Seed blanking

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Seed blanking is a plant disease injury causing the seed producing anatomy to contain no seeds despite otherwise normal development. This term is used to contrast with other causes of seed production failure, including but not limited to earlier or more widespread damage to the plant.[1][2][3] For one example, wheat blast causes widespread seed blanking.[4]


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  2. ^ Olsen, Mary; Bigelow, D.; Pryor, B.; Rasmussen, S. (2012-01-19). "Detection of Xanthomonas translucens on barley seed". University of Arizona. University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. hdl:10150/203861. Retrieved 2020-11-18.
  3. ^ "PEST MANAGEMENT : DISEASES Infection of Plants of Selected Rice Cultivars by the False Smut Fungus , Ustilaginoidea virens , in Arkansas" (PDF). University of Arkansas. 2020-11-10. S2CID 30403146. Retrieved 2020-11-18.
  4. ^ "Crossing boundaries: looking at wheat diseases in times of the COVID-19 crisis". CGIAR WHEAT. 2020-04-07. Retrieved 2020-12-26. I have seen subsistence farmers stand in front of their swaying, golden wheat fields, but there is not a single grain inside the spikes.