Zuebert, Christina


Rubbery Taproot Disease of Sugar Beet in Serbia Associated with ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’

Ćurčić et al. (2021). Plant Disease 105 (2)
Ca. Phytoplasma solani
Rubbery taproot disease (RTD) of sugar beet was observed in Serbia for the first time in the 1960s. The disease was already described in neighboring Bulgaria and Romania at the time but it was associated with abiotic factors. In this study on RTD of sugar beet in its main growing area of Serbia, we provide evidence of the association between ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’ (stolbur phytoplasma) infection and the occurrence of typical RTD symptomatology. ‘Ca. P. solani’ was identified by PCR and