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Title: Viral Diseases of Lilies & Their Management-A Review
Authors: Ram, Raja
Sharmaj, Anupama
Dhyani, Devendra
Sood, Anil
Zaidi, A.A.
Issue Date: Dec-2000
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Lilies are cut flowers and pot plants of commercial important because of their shape, attractive colour and large size. Among lilies, Oriental, Asiatic, Easter and Tiger lilies arc most popular. The popularity of these lilies is gradually increasing in India. Netherlands, Japan and United States are the main cut flower and bulb producing countries. However, their production is affected by the viral diseases. Therefore. it is important to make the plants virus free so that their commercial value can be increased by improving the quality. Liliums are generally propagated vegetatively and during the propagation of infected plants the virus is transferred from one generation to other. That is why a large number of plants get infected. Lilies are susceptible to a number of viruses, viz. Lily symptomless, Tulip breaking, Cucumber mosaic, Tobacco rattle, Arabis mosaic, Lily rosellle, Tobacco ring spot, Citrus tatter leaf, Lily virus X, Tulip virus X, Lily reovirus, Tulip top breaking, Tulip bend breaking and Narcissus mosaic viruses. Vegetative propagation has been found to be helpful in transfer and spread of viruses. That is why mast of these viruses have been reported from major lily growing areas of the world. In this article various viral diseases of lilies are reported along with their management. Lilies can thus prove to be a good source of foreign exchange earnings.
Page(s): 63-67
ISSN: 0975-2412 (Online); 0771-7706 (Print)
Appears in Collections:BVAAP Vol.08(2) [December 2000]

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