Notes on phytoplasma diseases from Dakshin Dinajpur district of West Bengal, India
Phytoplasmas are pleomorphic prokaryotes located in the sieve elements of the phloem of different infected plant species. In this communication the author first time from West Bengal, India reports phytoplasmal diseases of four different plants (Datura stramonium, Ziziphus oenoplia, Catharanthus roseus and Solanum melongena) belong to different families based on symptoms and grafting experiments.
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