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Portion for Analysis: Approximately 1,000 grams


The fungus Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum causes a stem disease (stem rot) in soybeans which results in large black growths (Sclerotia) of the stem and pods. The growths may resemble ergot in shape, possess the same type of dark striated exterior and has a CREAMY white inner tissue.


The inner tissue of Sclerotinia Sclerotiorum has a light white inner tissue.


The inner tissue of ergot has a light tinge of purple.

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Last updated January 2012