Lamilla, Julian


Simultaneous detection and quantification by multiplex qPCR of 'Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris' and 'Candidatus Phytoplasma fraxini' in a plant host and insect vectors

Lamilla et al. (2023). Tropical Plant Pathology 48 (5)
Ca. Phytoplasma asteris Ca. Phytoplasma fraxini Ca. Phytoplasma palmae Ca. Phytoplasma phoenicium Ca. Phytoplasma pruni
AbstractPhytoplasmas are bacteria transmitted by insects that can cause plant diseases. In Bogotá 'Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris' and ' Candidatus Phytoplasma fraxini', infect 11 species of urban trees, weeds, grass, potato and strawberry. A set of primers, that amplify both phytoplasmas species were designed and used for absolute and relative qPCR quantification of the 16SrRNA gene. The primers AJ-16Sr-F/AJ-16Sr-R allowed the amplification of ‘Ca. P. asteris’, ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma palmae’,