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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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Molecular Diversity of Phytoplasmas Associated with Grapevine Yellows Disease in North-Eastern Italy.
A 3-year survey was conducted in Northern Italy to verify the presence and diversity of phytoplasmas in selected vineyards showing symptoms of severe yellows. Symptomatic and asymptomatic grapevinesExpand
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Chromatographic methods for metabolite profiling of virus- and phytoplasma-infected plants of Echinacea purpurea.
This study was focused on the effects of virus and phytoplasma infections on the production of Echinacea purpurea (L.) Moench secondary metabolites, such as caffeic acid derivatives, alkamides, andExpand
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DNA Barcoding for Identification of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasmas’ Using a Fragment of the Elongation Factor Tu Gene
Background Phytoplasmas are bacterial phytopathogens responsible for significant losses in agricultural production worldwide. Several molecular markers are available for identification of groups orExpand
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Molecular evidence of phytoplasmas in winter oilseed rape, tomato and corn seedlings
To evaluate the seed transmission of phytoplasmas in three herbaceous hosts material from different geographical origin but all collected from infected or symptomatic mother plants was used. AlmostExpand
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Occurrence of Phytoplasmas Related to Stolbur and to ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma japonicum’ in Woody Host Plants in China
During a survey in a limited area of the Shanxi province in China, phytoplasma symptoms were observed on woody plants such as Chinese scholar tree, apple, grapevine and apricot. The polymerase chainExpand
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Detection and identification of the coconut lethal yellowing phytoplasma in weeds growing in coconut farms in Côte d’Ivoire
Abstract Coconut farms located in the southern coast of Grand-Lahou in Côte d’Ivoire are severely affected by a lethal yellowing disease (CILY) associated with the group 16SrXXII-B, ‘CandidatusExpand
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Development and evaluation of different complex media for phytoplasma isolation and growth.
The focus of this research was the development and evaluation of different complex liquid and solid media for the isolation and growth of phytoplasma strains infecting grapevine plants. PreviouslyExpand
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Molecular detection and identification of group 16SrV and 16SrXII phytoplasma associated with potatoes in Colombia
A severe disease was observed in the potato variety ‘Criolla Colombiana’. Main symptomatology consisted of discoloration or yellowing of the whole plant, apical leafroll, dwarfing, axillary buds andExpand
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Screening of sensitivity to mandipropamid of Plasmopara viticola populations from Italian vineyards by molecular and biological methods
The objective of this work was to study the sensitivity to mandipropamid of 33 Plasmopara viticola populations utilizing both molecular and biological techniques. The PCR‐RFLP technique was developedExpand
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