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Citrus Diseases

 

Chimera

 

Scientific name

 

None. Chimera is the result of a genetic mutation.

Symptoms

 

Leaf - the mutation produces variegated leaves, misshapen leaves, or leaves that are completely white. May also produce multiple bud growth resulting in a witches' broom symptom. Restricted to one section of a tree.

Fruit - overall fruit appearance can be changed or sections of the rind can appear striped and/or green.

Host range

 

All citrus may exhibit chimeras.

Easily confused with

 

Huanglongbing (HLB)

 

Citrus Diseases
March, 2013
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