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Little Leaf Disease of Eggplant

  • D. K. Mitra

Abstract

Little leaf, an MLO-caused disease of eggplant, solanum melongena causes considerable economic losses (Varma, et al., 1969). The infected plants are characterized by stunting, excessive branching, reduction of the leaves and phyllody of flowers. In early infection, no fruiting takes place and in late infection, fruits are formed but they are deformed and the seeds are shrivelled. The disease is transmitted by grafting and through the leafhopper vector Hishimonas phycitis. The following is a brief resume of the studies undertaken on this disease and the results obtained.

Keywords

Infected Plant Leaf Disease Total Free Amino Acid Solanum Melongena Leafhopper Vector 
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References

  1. Mitra, D.K., Majumdar and M., Farkas, G.L., 1976. Effects of little leaf disease on respiration and enzymatic activities of Solanum melangena. Phytopath. Z., 86, p 310–313.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. K. Mitra
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  1. 1.Nuclear Research LaboratoryIndian Agricultural Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia

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