First detection of European stone fruit yellows phytoplasma (ESFY) in Belgium


  • Olivier, T. , Kummert, J. & Steyer, S. (2004). First detection of European stone fruit yellows phytoplasma (ESFY) in Belgium. Acta Horticulturae, (No.657),
Type Journal Article
Year 2004
Title First detection of European stone fruit yellows phytoplasma (ESFY) in Belgium
Journal Acta Horticulturae
Recnumber 4
Issue No.657
Endnote Keywords geographical distribution|new geographic records|plant diseases|plant pathogenic bacteria|plant pathogens|plums|yellows|
Abstract A 20 year old Prunus domestica tree growing in a private garden near Gembloux and showing early growth in spring and witches'-broom was suspected to be infected by phytoplasma. This has been confirmed by PCR using universal primers fU5/rU3. Further obtention of a specific amplification product with the group-specific primers pair ECA1/ECA2 identified this phytoplasma as ESFY (group 16Sr-X-b). To our knowledge, this is the first record of phytoplasmas in Prunus species in Belgium.
Notes Cited Reference Count: 5 ref. Journal article, Conference paper English
Author address Faculte Universitaire des Sciences Agronomiques, Unite de Phytopathologie, Passage des Deportes, B-5030 Gembloux, Belgium.
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Authors Olivier, T. , Kummert, J. & Steyer, S.