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Classification of aster yellows-group phytoplasmas based on combined analyses of rRNA and tuf gene sequences.
Seventy phytoplasma isolates, including 10 previously characterized reference strains, of the aster yellows group were examined by RFLP analysis of PCR-amplified rDNA and RFLP and sequence analysisExpand
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Chromosome sizes of phytoplasmas composing major phylogenetic groups and subgroups.
ABSTRACT Chromosome sizes of 71 phytoplasmas belonging to 12 major phylogenetic groups including several of the aster yellows subgroups were estimated from electrophoretic mobilities of full-lengthExpand
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Multilocus Sequence Typing Confirms the Close Genetic Interrelatedness of Three Distinct Flavescence Dorée Phytoplasma Strain Clusters and Group 16SrV Phytoplasmas Infecting Grapevine and Alder in
ABSTRACT Vineyards of southern France and northern Italy are affected by the flavescence dorée (FD) phytoplasma, a quarantine pathogen transmitted by the leafhopper of Nearctic origin ScaphoideusExpand
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Genetic characterization and classification of two phytoplasmas associated with spartium witches’-broom disease
In plants of Spanish broom (Spartium junceum) affected by an etiologically uncertain witches'-broom disease, plant-pathogenic phytoplasmas were detected by fluorescence and scanning electronExpand
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Detection of sugarcane grassy shoot phytoplasma infecting sugarcane in India and its phylogenetic relationships to closely related phytoplasmas
In several sugarcane-growing areas of India, sugarcane plants showing typical symptoms of sugarcane grassy shoot (SCGS) disease as well as non-symptomatic sugarcane plants and sugarcane withExpand
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Genetic variability among flavescence dorée phytoplasmas from different origins in Italy and France.
Flavescence dorée is a devastating disease of grapevine widespread in several countries in EU such as France, Italy and Spain. Genetic variability among 17 Italian and 3 French FD strains wasExpand
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Molecular biology and pathogenicity of phytoplasmas
Phytoplasmas are a large group of plant-pathogenic wall-less, non-helical, bacteria associated with diseases, collectively referred to as yellows diseases, in more than a thousand plant speciesExpand
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Detection and identification of phytoplasmas in yellows-diseased weeds in Italy
Yellows-diseased plants of Crepis setosa (hawksbeard), Knautia arvensis (field scabious), Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed), Picris echioides (bristly oxtongue), Echium vulgate (blueweed) andExpand
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Detection of Bermuda Grass White Leaf Disease in Italy and Characterization of the Associated Phytoplasma by RFLP Analysis.
Bermuda grass showing symptoms of a white leaf disease has been observed in fruit orchards, vegetable fields, and uncultivated areas in the Latium and Campania regions of central and southern Italy.Expand
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