Nagabudi, V. N.


First Report of 16SrII-D Phytoplasma ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia’ Associated with Mung Bean Phyllody in Andhra Pradesh, India

Ragimekula et al. (2014). Plant Disease 98 (10)
Ca. Phytoplasma aurantifolia
Mung bean (Vigna radiata (L.) R. Wilczek) is an important edible legume grown in Asia, particularly in the Indian subcontinent, where it is used for human and animal consumption. In September 2013, 10% of a group of 90 mung bean breeding lines in experimental plots of S. V. Agricultural College, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India, exhibited symptoms typical of a phytoplasma infection, including stunting, extensive proliferation of branches, reduction in leaf size, phyllody, and longitudinal splitt