Disease/Disorder Collection – Genetic Abnormality
Name of Disorder: Genetic Abnormality
Scientific name of pathogen causing disease: NA
Type of disorder: Genetic Abnormality
Cause: This mutation or new characteristic is the result of an accidental change in a gene or chromosome.
Host plant where found: Dianthus
Horticulture situation or host range where this disorder is typically found: Could affect any plant and can be mistaken for disease.
Plant symptoms: Interesting variegation on leaves. Symptoms only seen on one seedling out of thousands. Plant otherwise healthy and growing well.
Conditions favouring: NA
Control options suitable for this situation: None, seedling will be monitored.
Identification Reference(including page no): Plant protection 1, p 397; Plant protection 3, p A9
The above information was kindly donated by Werner (Horticulturalist)