Greener Journal of Biological Sciences Vol. 2 (2), pp. 025-027, October 2012
© 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 08241253
First Ever Report on Olive Leaf Nut Galls caused by an Unidentified CecidomyiidaenSpp in District Karak, Kpk, Pakistan
Shahida Naveed1*, Muhammad Ibrar2 and Inayatullah Khattak3
1Botany Department, University of Peshawar, shahidanaveed@ live.com, Cell: 9203005864454
2Botany Department, University of Peshawar, Ibrarm2000@ yahoo.com
3NRM-Coordinator, BKPAP, SRSP, KARAK, KPK, Pakistan, cell: 9203459359865, Inayatkhattak71@ yahoo.com
*Corresponding Author’s Email: shahidanaveed@ live. com
Galls are outgrowths which are formed on the outer surface of different plants parts as a result of response to the infections of various parasites, from Bacteria, Fungi several other insects. They affect the plant growth by reducing the photosynthesizing area or by consuming the plant’s stored food materials but at the same time they are of great interest to Biologist, Plant Pathologist .They are mostly a rich source of Tannins. Many plant species mostly oak plants have been reported for their different galls. But olive leaf galls have not yet been reported so far. This study is the first ever report on leaf galls of wild olive from Shamshukii, District Karak, KPK, Pakistan.
Keywords: wild olive, leaf galls, Shamshukkii, first ever report.