Phytoptus sentence example

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  • Mite-galls, or acarocecidia, are abnormal growths of the leaves of plants, produced by microscopic Acaridea of the genus Phytoptus (gall-mites), and consist of little tufts of hairs, or of thickened portions of the leaves, usually most hypertrophied on the upper surface, so that the lower is drawn up into the interior, producing a bursiform cavity.
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  • The lime-leaf " nail-galls " of Phytoptus tiliae closely resemble the " trumpet-galls " formed on American vines by a species of Cecidomyia.
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  • A gall mite (Phytoptus pyri) sometimes severely injures the leaves, on which it forms blisters - the best remedy is to cut off and burn the diseased leaves.
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