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Phytopathogenic Mollicutes
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 55) Last page : ( 56)
Print ISSN : 2249-4669. Online ISSN : 2249-4677.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2249-4677.2019.00028.8

Phytoplasmas detected in insects and spontaneous vegetation near vineyards with yellows diseases in Italy

Paltrinieri Samanta1, Zambon Yuri1, Mori Nicola2, Canel Alessandro1, Bertaccini Assunta1,*, Contaldo Nicoletta1

1Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Bologna, Italy

2Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and Environment, University of Padua, Padova, Italy

*Corresponding author e-mail: Assunta Bertaccini (assunta.bertaccini@unibo.it)

Online published on 25 July, 2019.

Abstract

Surveys in and nearby vineyards in some Italian provinces were carried out to detect alternative host plants and possible insect vectors of phytoplasmas detected in grapevines. Aster yellows is the prevalent phytoplasma detected in both beside the 16SrXII-A and 16SrV-C phytoplasmas. Moreover other phytoplasmas belonging to diverse ribosomal groups were identified indicating a relevant epidemiological role of spontaneous vegetation and possible new insect vectors in the grapevine yellows.

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Keywords

Phytoplasma detection, insects vectors, spontaneous plants, grapevine yellows, epidemiology.

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