infection vs. infestation

Keithfungi keithfungi at
Thu Nov 6 19:53:17 EST 1997

Dear Gisella:
You lose. Infestation is correct for soil (ther is no living organism that is
 sick). Infection is right for the plant (it is sick).
Without knowing what your native language is, I can't coment on your linguistic
 logic, but I think that the Latinists out there would back me up.
Keith Klein
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Mankato State University
Mankato MN 

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