• Insect induced plant galls in tissue culture

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      Plant galls; tissue culture; Prosopis cineraria ; Lobopteromyia prosopidis ; Emblica officinalis ; Betousa stylophora ; Zizyphus mauritiana ;

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      Plant tissue culture enabling the assessment of excised organ tissues and cells and the effect of various metabolites and gall and normal tissues are discussed with reference to insect induced plant galls. In particular the stem and rachis galls ofProsopis cineraria caused by a chalcid andLobopteromyia prosopidis, stem gall ofEmblica officinalis Gaertn induced by a Lepidopteran,Betousa stylophora Swinhoe, stem gall ofZizyphus mauritiana induced by a mite,Eriophyes cernuus, thePhylloxera gall on grape and many others are discussed.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      U Kant1 Vidya Ramani1

      1. Plant Pathology and Tissue Culture Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur - 302 004, India
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