Attempts to eliminate phytoplasmas from grapevine clones by tissue culture techniques

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Individual lines of Vitis vinifera Barbera and Chardonnay were obtained by in vitro culture of axillary buds collected from phytoplasma-affected mother plants. The molecular assays did not detect the “flavescence dorée” (FD) phytoplasma in the 66 lines tested after 6-9 months of culture, while the “bois noir”-associated phytoplasma was detected in 22 out of… (More)

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