International Research Journal of Plant and Crop Sciences

International Research Journal of Plant and Crop Sciences (IRJPCS) ISSN 1711-3490, Vol. 6(3), pp. 196-200, December, 2021. © Advanced Scholars Journals

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Parthenium Phyllody in Eastern Uttar Pradesh India: Epidemiology and Host Range of Phytoplasma within Important Crops Cultivated in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, India

Santosh Kumar Singh, Singh Raghuvanshi AK  and  Singh HV*

Department of Botany, T.D. College, Jaunpur.

*Department of Botany, S.G.R.P.G. College, Dobhi, Jaunpur

*Corresponding author: E-mail

Accepted 22nd April, 2021


Parthenium hysterophorus L. (family Asteraceae) is one of the 10 worst weeds in the world. This weed became the major invasive weed in both arable and grazing lands due to competitiveness and adaptability to different climates and soils. The natural occurrence of phyllody was noticed ~ 10-15% of Parthenium hysterophorus growing wildly along the road side in Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Gorakhpur and Varanasi districts of Uttar Pradesh, India during summer 2010. In order to test whether Parthenium plants harbor phytoplasma, which may also infect important agricultural crop weeds and cultivated plants in Eastern U.P. India showing phyllody symptoms were collected and assessed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

Keywords : Parthemium Phyllody Phytotplasma, Nested PCR, 16Sr RNA

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