Davis, Robert E.


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Candidatus Phytoplasma pini (pine witches'-broom phytoplasma)

Citation
Davis, Zhao (2021).
Names
Ca. Phytoplasma pini
Abstract
Abstract 'Ca. Phytoplasma pini' is a member of phytoplasma 16S rRNA gene RFLP group XXI, subgroup XXI-A. It has been identified in a number of European countries, including Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Spain, Czech Republic and Croatia. Outside of Europe it has been identified in China and Mozambique. A related strain has also been identified in Maryland, USA. In the USA, favourable climatic conditions and wide availability of potential host plants of the phytoplasma, suggest that the pot

Candidatus Phytoplasma pini (pine witches'-broom phytoplasma)

Citation
Davis, Zhao (2021).
Names
Ca. Phytoplasma pini
Abstract
Abstract 'Ca. Phytoplasma pini' is a member of phytoplasma 16S rRNA gene RFLP group XXI, subgroup XXI-A. It has been identified in a number of European countries, including Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Spain, Czech Republic and Croatia. Outside of Europe it has been identified in China and Mozambique. A related strain has also been identified in Maryland, USA. In the USA, favourable climatic conditions and wide availability of potential host plants of the phytoplasma, suggest that the pot

The agent associated with blue dwarf disease in wheat represents a new phytoplasma taxon, ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma tritici’

Citation
Zhao et al. (2021). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 71 (1)
Names
Ca. Phytoplasma tritici Ca. Phytoplasma asteris
Abstract
Wheat blue dwarf (WBD) is one of the most economically damaging cereal crop diseases in northwestern PR China. The agent associated with the WBD disease is a phytoplasma affiliated with the aster yellows (AY) group, subgroup C (16SrI-C). Since phytoplasma strains within the AY group are ecologically and genetically diverse, it has been conceived that the AY phytoplasma group may consist of more than one species. This communication presents evidence to demonstrate that, while each of the two 16 r

Multilocus Genotyping Reveals New Molecular Markers for Differentiating Distinct Genetic Lineages among “Candidatus Phytoplasma Solani” Strains Associated with Grapevine Bois Noir

Citation
Passera et al. (2020). Pathogens 9 (11)
Names
Ca. Phytoplasma solani Ca. Phytoplasma
Abstract
Grapevine Bois noir (BN) is associated with infection by “Candidatus Phytoplasma solani” (CaPsol). In this study, an array of CaPsol strains was identified from 142 symptomatic grapevines in vineyards of northern, central, and southern Italy and North Macedonia. Molecular typing of the CaPsol strains was carried out by analysis of genes encoding 16S rRNA and translation elongation factor EF-Tu, as well as eight other previously uncharacterized genomic fragments. Strains of tuf-type a and b were

Draft Genome Sequence of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma pini’-Related Strain MDPP: A Resource for Comparative Genomics of Gymnosperm-Infecting Phytoplasmas

Citation
Cai et al. (2020). Plant Disease 104 (4)
Names
Ca. Phytoplasma pini
Abstract
‘Candidatus Phytoplasma pini’-related strain MDPP, the reference strain of subgroup 16SrXXI-B, is a pathogen associated with witches’ broom disease of Pinus spp. in North America. Here, we report the first draft genome sequence of ‘Ca. Phytoplasma pini’ strain MDPP, which consists of 474,136 bases, with a G + C content of 22.22%. This information will facilitate comparative genomics of gymnosperm-infecting phytoplasmas.

Genotyping Points to Divergent Evolution of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’ Strains Causing North American Grapevine Yellows and Strains Causing Aster Yellows

Citation
Davis et al. (2018). Plant Disease 102 (9)
Names
Ca. Phytoplasma asteris
Abstract
Grapevine yellows diseases occur in cultivated grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) on several continents, where the diseases are known by different names depending upon the identities of the causal phytoplasmas. In this study, phytoplasma strains associated with grapevine yellows disease (North American grapevine yellows [NAGY]) in vineyards of Pennsylvania were characterized as belonging to 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene restriction fragment length polymorphism group 16SrI (aster yellows phytoplasma