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Phytopathology or plant pathology is the science of diagnosing and managing plant diseases.

It covers all infectious agents that attack plants and abiotic disorders, but does not include herbivory by insects, mammals, etc.

Approximately ten percent of food production is lost to disease worldwide.

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