Biolife, Volume 3, Issue 3, 2015
Galls are specialized plant structures formed by the alteration of normal plant tissues by the galling organisms. Generally galls provide a
food source to the insect for their growth and development. Present study elaborates the biochemical changes in leaf galls of Syzygium
jambos due to the infection of Trioza jambolanae. The amount of total chlorophyll, carbohydrate, protein, phenol, amino acids and proline
were compared in healthy and galled leaf extracts. Nutritive tissue, on which the insect feeds, contained high amount of phenol and
proline whereas low amount of total chlorophyll, carbohydrate, protein and amino acids compared with healthy leaves. Our results indicate
that distribution of biochemical defences in this psyllid gall differs significantly from the leaf tissue from which it is formed. This study
suggests that the gall is manipulated by the insect to enhance its food and protective value.
Keywords: Galls, Biochemicals, Nutritive tissue, Psyllids, Defence.
Published online 5 July, 2015
© 2015 Published by Global Science Publishing Group, USA
How to Cite this Article:
Kiran Choudhary and Krishnendra Singh Nama (2015). Biochemical responses of Trioza jambolanae infected Syzygium jambos
leaves from Kota District, Rajasthan. Biolife, 3(3), pp 597-604. doi:10.17812/blj.2015.334
Link to this article: http://biolifejournal.com/10.17812_blj.2015.334.html