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Tucker William

The English hobby gardener William Tucker discovered in 1845 in Margate (county Kent) in the southeast of England for the first time the real one mildew, He watched the white coating on the grapevine leaves under his microscope and rightly recognized the fungus as the cause of the disease. Tucker published his observations in 1847 in the journal Gardeners Journal. After him, the powdery mildew is also named as "Oidium tuckeri". The introduced from North America mushroom spread in the episode before the second disaster following phylloxera quickly throughout Europe.

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