Molecular Detection of 16SrXI Group Phytoplasma Associated with Root (Wilt) Disease of Coconut (Cocos nucifera) in India.

@article{Manimekalai2010MolecularDO,
  title={Molecular Detection of 16SrXI Group Phytoplasma Associated with Root (Wilt) Disease of Coconut (Cocos nucifera) in India.},
  author={R. Manimekalai and V. P. Soumya and R. Sathish Kumar and Ramasamy Selvarajan and Krishna M. Reddy and George V. Thomas and M. Sasikala and Gupta Rajeev and Vikas Baranwal},
  journal={Plant disease},
  year={2010},
  volume={94 5},
  pages={
          636
        }
}
Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera L.), a versatile tree crop with multifarious uses, is important for the livelihood security of millions of people in India. Root (wilt) disease (RWD) is a major production constraint causing an estimated yield loss of 968 million nuts in southern India. Affected palms show bending of leaflets (flaccidity), foliar yellowing, and marginal necrosis. Phytoplasmas have been observed to be associated with this disease by electron microscopy (EM) and transmission (3) but… 

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