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First Report of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’-Related Strain Associated with Peach Rosette in Canada

Citation
Zunnoon-Khan et al. (2010). Plant Disease 94 (7)
Names
Ca. Phytoplasma asteris
Abstract
Prunus persica (L.) Bastch (family Rosaceae) is currently represented by 83 accessions at the Canadian Clonal Genebank. Approximately 3,200 ha are devoted to peach cultivation in Canada where Ontario Province accounts for 82% of the national production. The clonal peach accessions, also located in Ontario, are monitored routinely for symptoms of phytoplasma infection, including rosette-like symptoms (3) that are characterized by new shoots with very short internodes, loss of older shoot leaves