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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First is the attack of banana bunchy top virus that destroys the whole crop, and second is the low yield.
The first of these native traits to be at the commercialisation stage is tolerance to Cotton Bunchy Top disease; a viral disease, spread by the cotton aphid.
Banana production is also hampered by various crop viruses like bunchy top virus, diseases and pest attacks besides nutrition deficiencies.
Other significant diseases which are causing economic losses for the growers include sigatoka, bunchy top, and moko (bacterial wilt).
Spread of banana bunchy top and other plant virus diseases in time and space.
Bio hardening with plant growth promoting rhizosphere and endophytic bacteria induce systemic resistance against Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) in banana.
After the cane formation, the attacked plants show peculiar bunchy top.
Then there were specimens of pepper attacked by nematodes; eggplant damaged by fruit and stem borer; ampalaya with fruitfly damage; banana sucker infected with bunchy top virus; coconut leaves bearing brontispa attack, and so many others.
Rickettsial relative associated with papaya bunchy top disease.
Merits of cultivating this cultivar are it can withstand under water-logging, resistant to Fusarium wilt and fairly resistant to bunchy top disease.
Mango Malformation: Compact leaves formed at the apex of shoot bunchy top seedlings and are usually shallow with few tertiary roots show necrosis.