Q. With reference to the Sandalwood Spike disease, consider the following statements;
1.The disease can transmit through seeds of infected trees through the presence of disease-causing bacteria.
2.There is no cure as of now for the disease.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] .2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct: The disease can transmit through seeds of infected trees through the presence of disease-causing bacteria called Phytoplasma.

Statement 2 is correct: There is no cure as of now for the disease. Hence, presently, there is no option but to cut down and remove the infected tree to prevent the spread of the disease.

Source: Sandalwood Spike Disease (SSD)