Liu, Q. Z.


First Report of Sweet Cherry Virescence Disease in China and Its Association with Infection by a ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma ziziphi’-Related Strain

Wang et al. (2014). Plant Disease 98 (3)
Ca. Phytoplasma ziziphi
Sweet cherry (Prunus avium L.) is a deciduous tree originating in the Black Sea/Caspian Sea region where Asia and Europe converge. Being highly valued for its timber and fruit, sweet cherry has been cultivated and naturalized on all continents. Over the past decade, the area of sweet cherry cultivation increased rapidly in China and has reached 140,000 ha. In April 2013, sweet cherry trees (cv. Summit) exhibiting floral virescence symptoms were observed in two orchards located in suburban Taian