16SrV phytoplasma group

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grapevine plant infected with flavescence dorée
Author: Josef Klement
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16SrV phytoplasma group - (elm yellows phytoplasma group)

This group of phytoplasmas contains several important disease causing agents like the flavescence dorée phytoplasma which affects grapevine in the Mediterranean region. It has be subdivided into 5 subgroups, named 16SrV-A to 16SrV-E. Several phytoplasmas have been named as ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma’ species.

The following species are currently entered under the 16SrV phytoplasma group: