Transmission Through Dodder

  • Alangar Ishwara Bhat
  • Govind Pratap Rao
Part of the Springer Protocols Handbooks book series (SPH)


Dodder plants are leafless parasitic vines, members of the family Convolvulaceae, which grows as climbing tendrils and forming bridge between plants. The stems of these plants wind around other plants with haustoria which connect with vascular tissue of the host and facilitate transmission of the virus from the infected to healthy plants. The dodder can be used for experimental transmission of viruses under controlled conditions.

Key words

Cuscuta spp. Phanerogamic parasite Virus transmission 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alangar Ishwara Bhat
    • 1
  • Govind Pratap Rao
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Crop ProtectionICAR-Indian Institute of Spices ResearchKozhikodeIndia
  2. 2.Division of Plant PathologyICAR-Indian Agricultural Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia

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