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Development of a real-time RT-PCR assay for the detection of potato spindle tuber viroid.
Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd) is a quarantine pathogen in the European Union and causes damaging diseases of solanaceous crops. Under the EU Plant Health directive 2000/29/EC, countries mustExpand
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First Report of Virus and Phytoplasma Pathogens Associated with Yellow Leaf Syndrome of Sugarcane in Cuba.
Yellow leaf syndrome (YLS) has been seen recently in sugarcane (Saccharum sp.) in Cuba. The primary symptom is a yellow discoloration of the midrib that may spread from the midrib to the lamina inExpand
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Transmission of a sugarcane yellow leaf phytoplasma by the delphacid planthopper Saccharosydne saccharivora, a new vector of sugarcane yellow leaf syndrome
During surveys of sugarcane fields in western and central Cuba from December 2001 to March 2003, the delphacid planthopper Saccharosydne saccharivora was the most prevalent of the AuchenorrhynchaExpand
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First Report of Banana bract mosaic virus in 'Cavendish' Banana in Ecuador.
Banana bract mosaic virus (BBrMV), a member of the genus Potyvirus, family Potyviridae, is the causal agent of bract mosaic disease. The disorder has been considered a serious constraint to bananaExpand
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A Bipartite Geminivirus Infecting Tomatoes in Cuba.
Whitefly-transmitted geminiviruses have increased in their distribution and importance during the last decade, apparently due to a wider distribution of their vector Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius). InExpand
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A raspberry bushy dwarf virus isolate from Ecuadorean Rubus glaucus contains an additional RNA that is a rearrangement of RNA-2
Sequencing of the complete genome of a raspberry bushy dwarf virus isolate from Rubus glaucus in Ecuador revealed that its RNA-1 and RNA-2 were 5449 and 2231 nucleotides (nt) long, respectively, andExpand
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Hydroxyl Radicals quantification by UV spectrophotometry
Abstract Hydroxilation of aromatic compounds is an oxidative process that has been employed as indirect method to quantify the produced hydroxyl radicals during an advanced oxidation process ( ● OH).Expand
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Geminiviruses associated with diseased tomatoes in Cuba
Tomato plants displaying symptoms of yellowing and leaf curling were analysed for the presence of geminiviruses. Two distinct geminiviruses were present in the plants studied. One had a genome sizeExpand
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Xanthomonas albilineans Haplotype B Responsible for a Recent Sugarcane Leaf Scald Disease Outbreak in Cuba.
Over the past 3 years, the incidence of sugarcane leaf scald disease (LSD) caused by Xanthomonas albilineans has increased at alarming rates in some Caribbean countries. LSD was in latent phase sinceExpand
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First Report of Bacterial Panicle Blight of Rice Caused by Burkholderia gladioli in Ecuador.
Burkholderia gladioli is one of the causal agents of bacterial panicle blight of rice (BPB). Although B. glumae is considered the main pathogen responsible of BPB, B. gladioli can also cause thisExpand
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