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abstract

  • You must have heard the term "She's not just a pretty face."? This term can also be applied tothe lovely marigold flower, which is not just beautiful to look at, but is also a useful diagnostictool where Botrytis grey mold is concerned.Botrytis grey mold (BGM) is a disease, caused by the fungus Botrytis cinerea, that mainlyattacks the reproductive structures of plants, especially the chickpea plant. Flower abortion isa common symptom of the disease. The disease remains undiscovered until the signs ofdamage become visible on the flower canopy (Fig. A). As a result, fungicides cannot beapplied early enough to control the disease

publication date

  • 2006