Wilt (fungus)


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Wilt symptoms are caused in a large number of broadleaf plants by several species of Fusarium and Verticillium fungi. The fungi differ one from another but the symptoms which they cause are very similar. Plants first show a wilted appearance. Individual branches or even single leaves may be affected at first. Leaves develop a yellow color, often in V-shaped sectors between the major veins. Leaves eventually die and fall.