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Egg-plant or Aubergine

Solanum melongena L.

Symptoms induced in controlled conditions (fumigation with ozone)

cv. Viserba

Ozone symptoms on leaves of egg plants cv. Viserba are irregular, dark and small stipple (A, B, C, and E). In the beginning the injuries are hardly noticeable in the apex of the oldest leaves (E). In advanced stages, leaves are dried, chlorotic and senescent, however the ancient lesions still are easily recognizable (A and B).


cv. Listada de Gandia

The lesions induced by ozone in egg plants cv. Listada de Gandia, appears in the apex of the oldest leaves (B) or close to the main vein (A). The injuries are necrotic and irregular stipple (A and B). At the end of ozone exposure, leaves shows tan and stippling that gives an overall chlorotic appearance to the upper leaf surface (C).


Symptoms observed in the field

In summer of 2000, ozone-like symptoms were observed in the commercial field of egg plant in Valencia province (Valencian Community, Spain). Lesions observed were similar to those induced in other egg plant cultivars in controlled conditions (A). However, there are kind of injuries that can be easily mistaken with thrips effects (B).


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