Fungal infection of mango leaf

By Vidya GA, Sharanya Rao, Soumitra Banerjee

The mango leaf was found infected with fungal disease. The infected parts were observed under foldscope. Literatures suggests that different kind of fungal diseases like phoma blight, anthracnose, red rust, mango malformation, shooty mould etc, may occur on mango leaf surface.

This kind of fungal infestation may cause loss of young shoots, flowers and limiting fruit production. Spore production by these fungi is favored by wet or humid weather.

Diseased Mango leaf
Mango leaf fungus under foldscope

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