Witches' broom (WB), associated with the presence of 'Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia', is one of the most serious diseases of acid lime. This study determined incidence, distribution, and development of the disease, and morphological changes in leaves and branches of affected host plants. Survey in different parts of Oman showed that WB occurs in most regions in the country, where 108 out of 158 (68%) surveyed farms were found to have diseased trees. A survey of 6,926 acid lime trees showed that severity of WB was positively related (r = 0.948; P
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- 'Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia'
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Plant Science
- Agronomy and Crop Science