Zelaya-Molina, L. X.


First Report of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’-Related Strains Infecting Lily in Mexico

Cortés-Martínez et al. (2008). Plant Disease 92 (6)
Ca. Phytoplasma asteris
In recent years, lily (Lilium spp.) has become an important ornamental crop in diverse regions of Mexico. Since 2005, unusual symptoms have been observed on lily plants grown from imported bulbs in both greenhouse and production plots at San Pablo Ixayo, Boyeros, and Tequexquinauac, Mexico State. Symptoms included a zigzag line pattern on leaves, dwarfism, enlargement of stems, shortened internodes, leaves without petioles growing directly from bulbs, air bulbils, death of young roots, atrophy