Brioso, P. S. T.


First Report of Natural Infection by “Candidatus Phytoplasma brasiliense” in Catharanthus roseus

Montano et al. (2001). Plant Disease 85 (11)
Ca. Phytoplasma brasiliense
Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don (periwinkle) is well known as an experimental host for diverse phytoplasmas that are artificially transmitted to it through the use of dodder (Cuscuta sp.), laboratory vector insects, or grafting. However, few phytoplasma taxa have been reported in natural infections of C. roseus, and the role of C. roseus in phytoplasma dissemination and natural disease spread is not clear. In this study, naturally diseased plants of C. roseus exhibiting yellowing and witches' b