Plant Science


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Molecular characterization of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma phoenicium’ infecting almond (Prunus dulcis) and evaluation of biochemical defenses produced in the plants

Citation
Akkurak et al. (2024). Journal of Phytopathology 172 (1)
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Ca. Phytoplasma phoenicium
Abstract
AbstractIncreasing incidences of phytoplasma infestations in Almond trees warrants the better management approach to prevent yield losses. Disease management rely on identification of the pathogen based on molecular profiling. The present study aimed, to identify the phytoplasma agent in almond trees and to measure the biochemical responses it causes in the host. Direct and Nested PCRs performed using phytoplasma specific primer pairs 16S rRNA, detected the presence of phytoplasma agent in sympt

An update on the presence of Leucomigus candidatus candidatus (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Lixinae) in Romania

Citation
Olariu et al. (2023). Travaux du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa” 66 (2)
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Abstract
This survey presents the first precise records of Leucomigus candidatus candidatus (Pallas, 1781) in Romania, confirming thus the presence of this species almost a century after its first and single record. Furthermore, ecology, habitat preference and distribution are discussed. We illustrate this taxon with high quality macro photographs, including the male genitalia with the everted and inflated endophallus. Comparative plates with similar-looking species are provided. New localities from Roma

Prevalence of a ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’-Related Strain Designated as New 16SrXII-P Subgroup over ‘Candidatus Arsenophonus phytopathogenicus’ in Sugar Beet in Eastern Germany

Citation
Duduk et al. (2023). Plant Disease 107 (12)
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Ca. Arsenophonus phytopathogenicus Ca. Phytoplasma solani
Abstract
Two phloem-limited pathogens, ‘Candidatus Arsenophonus phytopathogenicus’ and ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’, threaten sugar beet production in France, Switzerland, and Germany. Previous studies of these pathogens in Germany had focused on its western and southern regions, leaving a knowledge gap about eastern Germany. Despite their importance, this study is the first to investigate phytoplasmas in sugar beet in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. A phytoplasma strain related to ‘Ca. P. solani’ is found p

New Assays for Rapid Detection of Beet Leafhopper-Associated Plant Pathogens, ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma trifolii’, Beet Curly Top Virus, and Spiroplasma citri

Citation
Swisher Grimm et al. (2023). Plant Disease 107 (12)
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Ca. Phytoplasma trifolii
Abstract
The beet leafhopper Circulifer tenellus is an important pest of agricultural crops in the United States, where it transmits beet curly top virus, beet leafhopper-transmitted virescence agent phytoplasma, and Spiroplasma citri to numerous crops, affecting yield and quality. Each of these pathogens have been linked to serious disease outbreaks within Washington State in the past century. To mitigate the risk of disease, growers target the beet leafhopper in their insect pest management programs.