16SrI phytoplasma group

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Phyllody caused by aster yellows Phytoplasma on a goldenrod (Solidago).
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16SrI phytoplasma group - (aster yellows phytoplasma group)

The phytoplasmas of this group cause aster yellows diseases in various plants. The symptoms include phyllody, virescence, chlorosis, stunting, and sterility of flowers. They are often transmitted by planthoppers. The group is characterized by its 16S rRNA structure.

Common names of some phytoplasmas belonging to this group:
alfalfa stunt phytoplasma
apple sessile leaf phytoplasma
apricot chlorotic leaf roll phytoplasma (16SrI-F)
atypical aster yellows phytoplasma (16SrI-M)
blackcurrant reversion disease phytoplasma (16SrI-C)
blueberry stunt phytoplasma (16SrI-E)
carrot proliferation phytoplasma
Cirsium yellows phytoplasma
clover phyllody phytoplasma (16SrI-C)
mulberry dwarf phytoplasma
Paulownia witches'-broom phytoplasma
potato purple top phytoplasma
Tagetes witches' broom
tomato big bud phytoplasma

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.


The following species are currently entered under this group: