Maghradze, David


Identification and Characterization of New ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’ Strains Associated with Bois Noir Disease in Vitis vinifera L. Cultivars Showing a Range of Symptom Severity in Georgia, the Caucasus Region

Quaglino et al. (2016). Plant Disease 100 (5)
Ca. Phytoplasma solani
Evidence from a preliminary survey highlighted that ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’, the etiological agent of bois noir (BN) disease of grapevine, infects grapevine varieties in Georgia, a country of the South Caucasus. In this study, field surveys were carried out to investigate the BN symptom severity in international and Georgian native varieties. ‘Ca. P. solani’ was detected and identified by polymerase chain reaction-based amplification and restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis