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Review article: Phytoplasma diseases affecting various plant species in India
In India recent evidences showed that phytoplasma associated with plants including crops, fruits, trees, ornamental, sugarcane, grasses and weeds increasing at alarming rate. Phytoplasma cause… Expand
‘Candidatus Phytoplasma cynodontis’ (16SrXIV group) affecting Oplismenus burmannii (Retz.) P. Beauv. and Digitaria sanguinalis (L.) Scop. in India
A phytoplasma has been detected in Oplismenus burmannii (Retz.) P. Beauv. and Digitaria sanguinalis (L.) Scop. plants with symptoms of chlorotic streaks and white leaf disease in India. By sequence… Expand
Molecular identification of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma cynodontis’ associated with Bermuda grass white leaf disease in India
Recent biotechnological approaches in diagnosis and management of sugarcane phytoplasma diseases
Phytoplasmas have been reported to be associated with two major sugarcane diseases viz., grassy shoot disease (GSD) and white leaf disease (WLD). Sugarcane yellow leaf syndrome is a new syndrome of… Expand
Identification of Phytoplasma associated with weed species in India
Suspected phytoplasma symptoms of typical leaf chlorosis, witches’ broom and little leaf were recorded on sixteen weed species in and around agricultural fields in different parts of India during… Expand
Association of a 16SrII group phytoplasma with dieback disease of papaya in India.
During surveys, papaya plants showing dieback symptoms with yellowing and necrosis of leaves were collected from the Sugarcane Research Station campus, Gorakhpur, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, India in… Expand
Molecular evidence for the presence of 'Candidatus Phytoplasma cynodontis', the Bermuda grass white leaf agent, in India.
White leaf-affected Bermuda grass plants collected in eastern Uttar Pradesh province of India were examined for phytoplasmal infections with PCR assays using universal phytoplasma primers directed to… Expand
First report of a ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma cynodontis’-related strain (group 16SrXIV) associated with white leaf disease of Dichanthium annulatum in India
A phytoplasma has been detected in a formerly undescribed white leaf disease of Dichanthium annulatum (Kleberg’s bluestem) in India. By sequence and phylogenetic analyses of polymerase chain… Expand
Phyllanthus niruri L.: a new host of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’ in India
In June 2014, Phyllanthus niruri plants growing wild in the university campus at Gorakhpur showed symptoms of little leaf and leaf chlorosis. Samples were collected and analyzed for phytoplasma… Expand
New Efficient Natural Leafhopper Vectors of Sugarcane Grassy Shoot Phytoplasma in India
Sugarcane grassy shoot (SCGS) disease is associated with the presence of 16SrXI group phytoplasmas that are transmitted by leafhoppers; limited studies have been performed in India toward its natural… Expand