• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 9, Pages: 1067-1073

Original Article

Morphological diversity and some newly recorded plant galls in Tamil Nadu, India


The ‘gall’, provides food and shelter for its insects and mites. In many cases, the galls induced by the parasites attain phenomenal structural complexity and architectural design which have allured the naturalists. In a survey of plant-galls in Tamil Nadu Forests in South India, we were able to record several remarkable galls of excelling architectural designs and sublime marvels. A few such illustrious galls and new reports are highlighted here.
Keywords: Cecidology, Phytophagous Insects, Plant Galls.


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