Zhang, Z.


Molecular Characterization of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’ Associated with Aster Yellows-Diseased Potatoes in China

Cheng et al. (2011). Plant Disease 95 (6)
Ca. Phytoplasma asteris
Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) are one of the most important crops in China following rice, wheat, and corn. Aster yellows phytoplasma appeared to be widespread in China; it was found to cause diseases on alfalfa, oranges, peaches, periwinkles, bamboo (1), and cactus (4). However, scant information of this pathogen on potatoes is available except for a few short reports published during the 1950s. During the potato disease surveys conducted from 2005 to 2010 in Yunnan and Inner Mongolia, 10 to 35