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Wart Disease :potato

 

Wart Disease

Causal Organism: Synchutrium endobioticum
Symptoms:

  1. Appearance of tumors or warts on tubers, stems and stolons of the potato plant.
  2. Sometimes whole tuber is converted into a distorted mass.
  3. They are also characterized by the production of motile zoospores and resting sporangia; the plant-pathogenic species are all biotrophs that are restricted to the cells of their host.

 

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Control Measures:

  1. Wart affected tubers should not be planted.
  2. Grow wart resistant varieties like Kufri Kanchan, Kufri Jyoti.
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