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Detection of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma mali’ and ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum’ in apple trees

Meral et al. (2024). Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam Üniversitesi Tarım ve Doğa Dergisi
Ca. Phytoplasma mali Ca. Phytoplasma prunorum
The apple orchards in Niğde, Turkiye were surveyed for ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma mali’ associated with apple proliferation disease, and the suspicious samples were tested by PCR-RFLP methods. A comprehensive study was conducted which included sampling from a total of 19 orchards from four different districts. The samples were collected according to the major symptoms of phytoplasma disease which were foliar reddening, witches’ brooms, leaf rosettes, yellowing, longer peduncles and development of u