Mango (Mangifera indica 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 and Ergot 1. 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. 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. It occurs throughout many mango-production areas in the world. Recent findings have demonstrated that the disease may be of fungal origin. Fig.2 Conidia of Fusarium moniliformae. Two distinct types of symptoms described by the workers are vegetative malformation (MV) and floral malformation (MF). ment of this disease. In bunchy top phase in nursery Mango malformation is an economically important disease of Mangifera indica globally. Mango malformation Bacterial black spot Scab Blossom blight* Many leafspots Stem Diseases Anthracnose* Bacterial black spot Mango malformation ... Disease cycle. 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 What is mango malformation disease? 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 causes abnormal lower and leaf development, resulting in reduced plant growth and fruit yield. Mango malformation: The malformed panicles remain unproductive and are characterized by a compact mass of male flowers, greenish in color and stunted in growth. Spores spread short distances by â¦ Mango malformation disease is a fungal disease of mango. Mango malformation disease(MMD) is caused by one or more species of the fungus Fusarium. The fungus survives in leaves and branch tips when young growth is not present on the tree. Mango malformation (Fusarium mangiferae) Malformation is a serious threat to the mango growing areas of Pakistan as it causes crop loss upto 70%. 3. Malformation Malformation is a destructive disease that has been recognized in southern Florida since the early 1970s. Malformation affects vegetative and flo- Fig.1 Malformation on mango inflorescence var. subglutinans. Disease cycle The survival of pathogen in detached diseased twigs and leaves lying on surface of soil ... Mango malformation : Fusarium moliliforme var. subglutinans Symptoms Three types of symptoms: bunchy top phase, floral malformation and vegetative malformation. 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.