Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2011, Volume: 4, Issue: 9, Pages: 1067-1073
V. Krishnan1 , M. Gopi2 and S. Amerjothy3*
1 Department of Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology, L.N.Govt. College, Ponneri – 601 204,India
2 Department of Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology, Guru Nanak College, Velachery, Chennai– 600 042, India
3 Department of Plant Biology & Plant Biotechnology, Presidency College, Chennai – 600 005, India
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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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