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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 3600-3603

Occurrence of Citrus Greening disease in Acid Lime [Citrus aurantifolia (Christm) Swingle] orchards in Pune (Maharashtra), India
K.N. Gupta1*, V.K. Baranwal2 and R. Verma2
1PC Unit, Sesame and Niger (ICAR), Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya,Jabalpur 482 004, Madhya Pradesh, India
2Plant Virology Unit, Division of Plant Pathology, Indian Agricultural Research Institute New Delhi- 110012, IARI, Regional Station, Pune, India
*Corresponding author

Citrus is an important fruit crop in India. Citrus greening disease caused by a fastidious bacterium (Candidates Liberibacter asiaticum) is one of the important diseases that limit the citrus fruit production in several part of the country including Maharashtra. The greening disease is prevalent in sweet orange in western part of Maharashtra and in Nagpur mandarin in Central and North Western part of the Maharashtra. A survey was conducted during January 2008 in Pune district of Maharashtra. Wild mottling symptoms were observed in acid lime orchard which indicates that the incidence as greening was more on sweet orange as compared to acid lime. The presence of greening bacterium was confirmed by Polymerase chain reaction and nucleotide sequencing. Sequence analysis indicated that the greening bacterium is Candidates Liberibacter asiaticum). This is the first confirmed report of presence of greening bacterium in acid lime.

Keywords: Acid lime, PCR detection, Citrus greening bacterium.

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Gupta, K.N., V.K. Baranwal and Verma, R. 2017. Occurrence of Citrus Greening disease in Acid Lime [Citrus aurantifolia (Christm) Swingle] orchards in Pune (Maharashtra), India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 3600-3603. doi:
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