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Abstract

Weeds diversity in Eastern U.P. (Gorakhpur) associated with phytoplasma.

Abstract

Phytoplasma causes diseases on several weed plants and resulted in serious losses on weeds diversity. Therefore, phytoplasma diseases are reduces plants production and lowers its quantum and quality and gaining importance because of unspecific symptoms, serious losses and epidemiological thought in the Eastern U.P. The identification of phytoplasma disease was previously mostly relied on identification of symptoms but sometimes it is too difficult to identify the diseased plants because of absence of peculiar symptoms in infected plants thought the tenure of the crop. For this purpose an authentic characterization methodology is required for quick and authentic diagnosis of phytoplasmas at early stages of infection. Since limited attempts have been made on identification and characterization of the phytoplasma occurring on weed plants in Eastern U.P.