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Can we catch a disease from a diseased plant?
« on: 18/10/2011 19:44:44 »
Can we actually catch a disease from a diseased plant?
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Can we catch a disease from a diseased plant?
« Reply #1 on: 18/10/2011 19:44:44 »
We answered this question on the show...



Chris -   Well, I think first of all most people should relax because theyíre very unlikely to catch diseases from plants because they will be immune to the sorts of pathogens that attack plants, but there are some exceptions.  One example would be Aspergillus which a mould that grows on grain and that can be a very serious problem if people inhale the spores.
Ben -   And this leads to Farmerís Lung, I think itís called, where you get these developments in the lung very much like asbestosis, you end up with a very serious lung disorder?
Chris -   Correct.
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