Hassani-Mehraban, A.


First Report of a 16SrIX Group (‘Candidatus Phytoplasma phoenicium’-Related) Phytoplasma Associated with a Chrysanthemum Disease

Bayat et al. (2013). Plant Disease 97 (8)
Ca. Phytoplasma phoenicium
In November 2010, approximately 2% of the chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum morifolium) cv. Paniz plants showed numerous small leaves in the top and stunting in a field collection of the National Research Center of Ornamental Plants in Mahallat, Iran. Next to these plants, some plants of the same collection showed leaves with a reddish and/or chlorotic discoloration around the veins. The observed symptoms were believed to represent infection by a phytoplasma and/or a viroid. Two plants with each typ