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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2018; 6(1): 150-152       |                 Available online, March 06, 2018

Infestation of Viscum album Linn.  on Prunus armeniaca Linn. in Chakrata Forest Division of Uttarakhand


Chandra Anup, Naithani HB, Verma PK and Kewat AK



Systematic Botany Discipline, Botany Division Forest Research Institute, Dehradun - 248006


Received : 00.12.2017    |    Accepted : 19.02.2018        |   Published : 06.03.2018

Prunus armeniaca Linn.  is a valuable oil seed producing tree species, planted in hilly parts of the Chakrata region of Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, India. Mistletoes attack various tree species and severely affect productivity. Aim of the study was to identify attack of   mistletoe to important tree species. A survey was conducted in the Kathiyan and adjoining areas of Chakrata Forest division.  It was reported that all the mature trees were invariably infested by the mistletoe.  Species is identified as Viscum album Linn Suitable preventive measures are suggested to prevent the spread of mistletoe. 


Key words:  Mistletoe, Partial parasite, Genetic improvement



Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Chandra Anup, Naithani HB, Verma PK and Kewat AK (2018) Infestation of Viscum album Linn.  on Prunus armeniaca  Linn. in Chakrata Forest Division of Uttarakhand, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 6(1): 150-152. 


Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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