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Weintraub, P.G., Department of Entomology, Agricultural Research Organization, Gilat Research Center, D.N. Negev 85280, Israel
Pivonia, S., N. Arava Research and Development, Sapir, D.N. Arava 86825, Israel
Rosner, A., Department of Virology, ARO, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan 52050, Israel
Gera, A., Department of Virology, ARO, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan 52050, Israel
Symptoms typical of a phytoplasma infection were observed on a large number of Limonium hybrids in Israel in October 2000. Phytoplasma infection was confirmed by electron microscopy and polymerase chain reaction analysis. To identify the agent of pathogen spread surveys were made of candidate leafhoppers vectors in Limonium hybrid crops: one known phytoplasma vector (Orosius orientalis (Matsumura)) was present in very large numbers, ≈10-fold greater than any other species; three other known vectors were present in low to moderate numbers (Circulifer haematoceps complex (Mulsant et Rey), C. tenellus complex (Baker) and Exitianus capicola Stål); individual specimens of other vectors were occasionally found. Field collected specimens of these four species were shown to vector phytoplasma to healthy Limonium hybrid seedlings; this is the first time E. capicola has been shown to be a phytoplasma vector. A laboratory colony of O. orientalis was additionally shown to be able to acquire the phytoplasma from infected Limonium hybrids and subsequently vector it to healthy seedlings.
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A new disease in Limonium latifolium hybrids. II. Investigating insect vectors
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Weintraub, P.G., Department of Entomology, Agricultural Research Organization, Gilat Research Center, D.N. Negev 85280, Israel
Pivonia, S., N. Arava Research and Development, Sapir, D.N. Arava 86825, Israel
Rosner, A., Department of Virology, ARO, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan 52050, Israel
Gera, A., Department of Virology, ARO, Volcani Center, Bet Dagan 52050, Israel
A new disease in Limonium latifolium hybrids. II. Investigating insect vectors
Symptoms typical of a phytoplasma infection were observed on a large number of Limonium hybrids in Israel in October 2000. Phytoplasma infection was confirmed by electron microscopy and polymerase chain reaction analysis. To identify the agent of pathogen spread surveys were made of candidate leafhoppers vectors in Limonium hybrid crops: one known phytoplasma vector (Orosius orientalis (Matsumura)) was present in very large numbers, ≈10-fold greater than any other species; three other known vectors were present in low to moderate numbers (Circulifer haematoceps complex (Mulsant et Rey), C. tenellus complex (Baker) and Exitianus capicola Stål); individual specimens of other vectors were occasionally found. Field collected specimens of these four species were shown to vector phytoplasma to healthy Limonium hybrid seedlings; this is the first time E. capicola has been shown to be a phytoplasma vector. A laboratory colony of O. orientalis was additionally shown to be able to acquire the phytoplasma from infected Limonium hybrids and subsequently vector it to healthy seedlings.
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