Veerakone, S.


First Report of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma australiense’ in Potato

Liefting et al. (2009). Plant Disease 93 (9)
Ca. Phytoplasma australiense
In January of 2009, potato plants (Solanum tuberosum) from a commercial crop in the Waikato Region, New Zealand were observed to have symptoms of upward rolling and purpling of the leaves. The symptoms appeared similar to those of “zebra chip”, a disorder of potato recently found to be associated with ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ in New Zealand and the United States (4). Total DNA from the leaf midveins and tubers from one of the symptomatic plants was separately extracted with an Inv