Hadersdorfer, J.


A LAMP Protocol for the Detection of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma pyri’, the Causal Agent of Pear Decline

Siemonsmeier et al. (2019). Plant Disease 103 (6)
Ca. Phytoplasma pyri
Phytoplasmas are cell-wall-less bacteria that cause diseases in approximately 1,000 plant species. ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma pyri’, the causal agent of pear decline, induces various symptoms on its hosts, leading to weakening and dieback of the plants, reduced fruit size and yield, and, consequently, considerable financial losses in all pear-growing areas. Fighting this disease requires a reliable and inexpensive method for pathogen detection in propagation material as well as plant stocks in orc