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Transmission Through Dodder

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Abstract

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.

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  • Cuscuta spp.
  • Phanerogamic parasite
  • Virus transmission

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Bhat, A.I., Rao, G.P. (2020). Transmission Through Dodder. In: Characterization of Plant Viruses . Springer Protocols Handbooks. Humana, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-0716-0334-5_8

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