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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (319) Last page : (323)
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Incidence of a Candidatus Phytoplasma Associated with Phyllody Disease of Solanum trilobatum

G. Thiribhuvanamala1*, S. Parthasarathy1, P. Renukadevi1 and K. Rajamani2

1Department of Plant Pathology, Centre for Plant Protection Studies,
2Department of Medicinal and Aromatic Crops, Horticultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641003, India
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Received: 27.10.2018  |  Revised: 25.11.2018   |  Accepted: 3.12.2018



Changes in climatic conditions has resulted In the expression of newer diseases due to vector multiplication in case of virus and phytoplasma a. In Solanum trilobatum, a typical phyllody symptoms with a pale green colouration in veinal and interveinal region with pinkish patches on leaf lamina , leaf curling with reduced size of upper young leaves developing in to phyllody symptoms were observed . PCR amplicons of expected size (1.8 kb) were obtained in direct PCR amplifications with most of the symptomatic plant samples, followed by nested-PCR amplifications yielded phytoplasma-specific PCR amplicons (1.2 kb) from all plants with phyllody symptoms.Probably this is the first report of occurrence of  Candidatus phytoplasma of S. trilobatum in India

Key words: Solanum trilobatum ,phytoplasma, PCR , phyllody

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Cite this article: Thiribhuvanamala, G., Parthasarathy, S., Renukadevi, P. and Rajamani, K., Incidence of a Candidatus Phytoplasma Associated with Phyllody Disease of Solanum trilobatum, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 319-323 (2018). doi: