The rice seedlings infected with fungus Gibberella fujikuroi is called foolish seedlings? What was the reason behind it?

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The rice seedlings infected with fungus Gibberella fujikuroi are called foolish seedlings because the rice plants which get infected with the fungus grow excessively in length in comparison to the plant species that are not infected. The height of the plant becomes disproportionate and is too much for the plant to bear, and it cannot support the weight of the plant, which leads to the plant's  death ultimately. Hence, the plant causes its own death due to the infection by the fungus and is called foolish seedlings.

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