First report of ' Candidatus Liberibacter europaeus' associated with psyllid infested Scotch broom

@inproceedings{Thompson2013FirstRO,
  title={First report of ' Candidatus Liberibacter europaeus' associated with psyllid infested Scotch broom},
  author={Stephen E. Thompson and J. D. Fletcher and Heiko Ziebell and Sharon Beard and Parimesh Panda and Natalia Jorgensen and S. V. Fowler and Lia Liefting and Neil Alexander Berry and Andrew R. Pitman},
  year={2013}
}
In the Canterbury region (mid-South Island), New Zealand, in November 2011, disease symptoms resembling those associated with 'Candidatus Liberibacter' species were observed in common or Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius), an invasive leguminous exotic shrub. Symptoms included stunted growth of shoots, shortened internodes, and leaf dwarfing and leaf tip chlorosis (Fig. 1). A large population of broom psyllid, Arytainilla spartiophila, was noted on the plants. Total DNA was extracted from the… CONTINUE READING

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