The main spread of MMD to new areas is by infected pruning equipment or vegetative planting material.Mango is the only known host of the disease. It causes deformation of vegetative and floral tissues in mango Mango malformation disease causes abnormal flower and leaf development, resulting in reduced plant growth and fruit yield. Spores spread short distances by â¦ Mango malformation Bacterial black spot Scab Blossom blight* Many leafspots Stem Diseases Anthracnose* Bacterial black spot Mango malformation ... Disease cycle. subglutinans Symptoms Three types of symptoms: bunchy top phase, floral malformation and vegetative malformation. ment of this disease. Mango malformation (Fusarium mangiferae) Malformation is a serious threat to the mango growing areas of Pakistan as it causes crop loss upto 70%. Fig.1 Malformation on mango inflorescence var. Mango (Mangifera indica The main and secondary rachis are thick and short and bear flowers with relatively larger bracts, sepals and petals as compared to normal flowers. Mango malformation disease is a fungal disease of mango. The disease spreads on a tree very slowly, but if left unchecked, can reduce yields in orchards. Fortunately, malforma-tion is more damaging in regions of the world, such as India and Pakistan, than in areas with appreciable rainfall, such as southern Florida. Mango malformation disease(MMD) is caused by one or more species of the fungus Fusarium. Malformation Malformation is a destructive disease that has been recognized in southern Florida since the early 1970s. Fig.2 Conidia of Fusarium moniliformae. Mango malformation What is mango malformation disease? Mango malformation is an economically important disease of Mangifera indica globally. 3. Mango Malformation and Ergot 1. Malformation affects vegetative and flo- In bunchy top phase in nursery Disease cycle The survival of pathogen in detached diseased twigs and leaves lying on surface of soil ... Mango malformation : Fusarium moliliforme var. Recent findings have demonstrated that the disease may be of fungal origin. subglutinans. Mango malformation disease causes abnormal lower and leaf development, resulting in reduced plant growth and fruit yield. The disease mango malformation is mainly caused by combinations of fungus Fusarium mangiferae and mango bud mites, Aceria mangiferae and it generally results in abnormal flower, leaf, reduced fruit yield and shoot growth. Mango malformation disease is a fungal disease of mango. Mango malformation: The malformed panicles remain unproductive and are characterized by a compact mass of male flowers, greenish in color and stunted in growth. The fungus survives in leaves and branch tips when young growth is not present on the tree. Two distinct types of symptoms described by the workers are vegetative malformation (MV) and floral malformation (MF). It occurs throughout many mango-production areas in the world.