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Ribosomal protein gene-based phylogeny for finer differentiation and classification of phytoplasmas.
Extensive phylogenetic analyses were performed based on sequences of the 16S rRNA gene and two ribosomal protein (rp) genes, rplV (rpl22) and rpsC (rps3), from 46 phytoplasma strains representing 12Expand
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Phytoplasmas: diversity, taxonomy, and epidemiology.
  • A. Bertaccini
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual…
  • 2007
Phytoplasma associated diseases are spread worldwide, and in several cases are associated with severe epidemic of very often quarantine importance. These plant pathogens are prokaryotes belonging toExpand
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Phytoplasmas and Phytoplasma Diseases: A Severe Threat to Agriculture
Several economically relevant phytoplasma-associated diseases are described together with an update of phytoplasma taxonomy and major biological and molecular features of phytoplasmas. Outlook aboutExpand
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Phytoplasma: ecology and genomic diversity.
ABSTRACT The recent development of molecular-based probes such as mono- and polyclonal antibodies, cloned phytoplasma DNA fragments, and phytoplasma-specific primers for polymerase chain reactionExpand
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Identification and Epidemic Distribution of Two Flavescence Dorée-Related Phytoplasmas in Veneto (Italy).
Grapevine yellows associated with phytoplasmas of the elm yellows group (16SrV), better known as flavescence dorée (FD), is a serious quarantine problem in some important grapevine growing regions inExpand
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'Candidatus Phytoplasma', a taxon for the wall-less, non-helical prokaryotes that colonize plant phloem and insects.
The trivial name 'phytoplasma' has been adopted to collectively name wall-less, non-helical prokaryotes that colonize plant phloem and insects, which were formerly known as mycoplasma-like organisms.Expand
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Characterization of a Phytoplasma Associated with Frogskin Disease in Cassava.
Cassava frogskin disease (CFSD) is an economically important root disease of cassava (Manihot esculenta) in Colombia and other South American countries, including Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, Costa Rica,Expand
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Molecular detection of diverse mycoplasmalike organisms (MLOs) associated with grapevine yellows and their classification with aster yellows, X-disease, and elm yellows MLOs.
Polymerase chain reactions (PCR) and restriction analyses of PCR-amplified DNA were used to detect and differentiate strains of mycoplasmalike organisms (MLOs) associated with grapevine yellowsExpand
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Detection and molecular characterization of phytoplasmas infecting sesame and solanaceous crops in Turkey
A survey was carried out during 2002-2004 in Turkey to screen for phytoplasmas in sesame and periwinkle plants with phyllody symptoms, in pepper with stolbur symptoms, in eggplant with little andExpand
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Identification of Phytoplasmas Associated with Grapevine Yellows in Serbia
The molecular identification and characterization of phytoplasmas from infected grapevines in four loca- tions in Serbia are reported. Phytoplasmas were detec- ted and identified by restrictionExpand
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