H+-ATPase as a biochemical marker for early detection of root (wilt) disease in coconut palms (Cocos nucifera L)

T M Thelly, C Mohankumar
2001 Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics  
H+-ATPase activity in leaves and roots of coconut palms growing in 'root wilt disease-prevalent areas' was compared with that of coconut palms growing in 'disease-free areas'. The activity was found to be significantly less in the leaves and roots of palms in the disease-prevalent zone as compared to that in disease-free zone. Histochemical examination of the leaves showed results that corroborated the biochemical findings. The possible application of H+-ATPase activity as a marker for the
more » ... detection of wilt disease in coconut palms is suggested.
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