Thorat, V.


First Report of a New Subgroup 16Sr II-M ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia’ Associated with Witches'-Broom Disease of Tephrosia purpurea in India

Yadav et al. (2014). Plant Disease 98 (7)
Ca. Phytoplasma aurantifolia
Wild indigo (Tephrosia purpurea (L.) Pers.) grows as a common weed throughout the Indian subcontinent. The plant has pinnate leaves, white or purplish flowers, and flat hairy pods, and is cultivated as a green manure crop. The plant extracts contain compounds such as tephrosin, an aromatic ester, prenylated flavonoid, and sesquiterpene (2) that have medicinal properties. The newly recognized disease, Tephrosia purpurea witches' broom (TPWB), was characterized by chlorosis, stunting, and prolife