Genov, M.


First Report of Corn Reddening Caused by ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’ in Bulgaria

Genov et al. (2014). Plant Disease 98 (7)
Ca. Phytoplasma solani
Corn reddening (CR) or maize redness is a severe disease of corn (Zea mays L.) associated with ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’ or stolbur phytoplasma (16SrXII-A). In Serbia, CR is continually present at a low frequency, while two outbreaks occurred in the late 1950s and 1990s. Its etiology was molecularly determined in 2006 (1). The first severe outbreak in Bulgaria was observed in Kneja in 1992, and in 2010 typical CR symptoms (leaf reddening, premature drying, and shriveled grains) were obser