Plant Disease


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Putting ‘X’ into context: the diversity of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma pruni’ strains associated with the induction of X-disease

Citation
Molnar et al. (2024). Plant Disease
Names
Ca. Phytoplasma pruni
Abstract
Recurrent epiphytotics of X-disease, caused by ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma pruni’, have inflicted significant losses on commercial cherry and peach production across North America in the last century. During this period, there have been multiple studies reporting different disease phenotypes, and more recently, identifying different strains through sequencing core genes, but the symptoms have not, to date, been linked with genotype. Therefore, in this study we collected and assessed differing disea

First report of Candidatus Phytoplasma australasia (16SrII- subgroup D) associated with virescence of Chia (Salvia hispanica L.) from India

Citation
Josna et al. (2024). Plant Disease
Names
Ca. Phytoplasma aurantifolia Ca. Phytoplasma australasia
Abstract
Chia (Salvia hispanica L., Lamiaceae) is an important commercial and medicinal crop recently popularized in India and widely cultivated in Karnataka (Joy et al., 2022). During the field survey of chia crop diseases, characteristic virescence like symptoms were observed at Main Agricultural Research Station, UAS, Raichur as well as at Mysuru and HD Kote region. The incidence was ranged from 2 – 4 per cent in an area of 30 hectares. Typical symptoms associated with chia are malformed shoot and/or

First Report of Lingonberry Stunted Yellows Disease of Vaccinium vitis-idaea L. associated with ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma trifolii’-Related Phytoplasma Strain in Lithuania

Citation
Dėlkus et al. (2024). Plant Disease
Names
Ca. Phytoplasma trifolii
Abstract
Lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.) are low-growing, evergreen shrubs of cooler, northern regions of North America and Europe. These plants produce berries that are unique in flavor, bear high economic significance, and play a vital role in maintaining the diversity of the northern ecosystems (Kowalska, 2021). In October 2023 diseased plants of lingonberry were discovered in Labanoras Forest (55°14′N 25°42′E) (Lithuania). The plants expressed symptoms of stunting, yellowing, little leaf, s