Tiwari, Rahul Kumar


First report of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’ associated with yellowing, scorching and decline of almond trees in India

Gupta et al. (2023). PeerJ 11
Ca. Phytoplasma Ca. Phytoplasma asteris
The almond, a commercially important tree nut crop worldwide, is native to the Mediterranean region. Stone fruit trees are affected by at least 14 ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma’ species globally, among which ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’ is one of the most widespread phytoplasma infecting Prunus dulcis, causing aster yellows disease. Recently, almond plantations of Nauni region were consistently affected by phytoplasma, as evidenced by visible symptoms, fluorescent microscopic studies and molecular