Dreo, Tanja


Genome-Informed Design of a LAMP Assay for the Specific Detection of the Strain of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’ Phytoplasma Occurring in Grapevines in South Africa

Alič et al. (2022). Plant Disease 106 (11)
Ca. Phytoplasma Ca. Phytoplasma asteri
Grapevine yellows is one of the most damaging phytoplasma-associated diseases worldwide. It is linked to several phytoplasma species, which can vary regionally due to phytoplasma and insect-vector diversity. Specific, rapid, and reliable detection of the grapevine yellows pathogen has an important role in phytoplasma control. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a specific loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for detection of a distinct strain of grapevine ‘Candi