Leaf tissue is variegated resulting in tissues that have a normal green color being directly adjacent to tissues that are varying shades of yellow to white in color. Variegated tissue patterns may be mosaic or linear. The yellow to white tissue is deficient in chlorophyll and can result in abnormal or stunted plant growth when severe.
Conditions for Disease Development
This is a genetic abnormality and its expression and occurrence is unaffected by environmental conditions. This condition generally occurs on only a small percentage of the plants in a field.
Plant seed that is known to be free of genetic abnormalities.