For Biology students in the College of Creative Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Foolish Seedling Disease
This is purely for the sake of humor, but Foolish Seedling Disease in rice, caused by a surplus of gibberellic acid from the metabolism of the fungus Gibberella fujikuroi, is known as "bakanae" in Japanese. This phrase also translates to "thin noodle seedling" or "stupid rice crop", both apt descriptions of the disease.