bunchy top

bunchy top

[′bən·chē ‚täp]
(plant pathology)
Any viral disease of plants in which there is a shortening of the internodes with crowding of leaves and shoots at the stem apex.
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Rickettsial relative associated with papaya bunchy top disease.
He said the growers have been educated through field days, seminars as well as print media to control Bunchy Top Virus disease.
Further specificity of the primers was assed using other virus infected samples of banana such as bract mosaic virus, banana streak virus and bunchy top virus where it did not amplify any PCR fragment indicating CMV specificity.