Bernal, Yuly Eilen


Diversity of the ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’ and ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma fraxini’ isolates that infect urban trees in Bogotá, Colombia

Franco-Lara et al. (2020). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 70 (12)
Ca. Phytoplasma fraxini Ca. Phytoplasma asteris
Phytoplasmas have been associated with a disease that affects trees of at least 11 species from different botanic families in Bogotá, Colombia. ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’ and ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma fraxini’ are the major groups of phytoplasma in the area of Bogotá. In this study, the genetic diversity within ‘Ca. P. asteris’ and ‘Ca. P. fraxini’ was studied in five urban tree species: Croton species (Euphorbiaceae), Fraxinus uhdei (Oleaceae), Magnolia grandiflora (Magnoliaceae), Populus n