Bulletin of Insectology (2008) 61, 327-331

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Bojan Duduk, Pantelija Peric, Dejan Marcic, Tanja Drobnjakovic, Luca Picciau, Alberto Alma and Assunta Bertaccini (2008)
Phytoplasmas in carrots: disease and potential vectors in Serbia
Bulletin of Insectology 61 (2), 327-331
Abstract: The prevalent presence of aster yellows phytoplasmas belonging to the subgroup 16SrI-A together with the presence of samples infected with phytoplasmas belonging to the subgroups 16SrI-B and 16SrXII-A is described in Serbian carrot fields where a low level of epidemic was present. Among nine leafhopper and treehopper species captured and identified in the carrot fields, three species, Macrosteles quadripunctulatus (Kirschbaum), Macrosteles sexnotatus (Fallén), and Macrosteles laevis (Ribaut) were tested positive for the same phytoplasmas identified in the infected plant samples, therefore are potential vector species of these phytoplasmas. In particular M. quadripunctulatus and M. sexnotatus specimens were positive for aster yellows phytoplasmas, while a M. laevis specimen was positive for stolbur phytoplasmas.
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Database assignments for author(s): Bojan Duduk, Dejan Marcic, Assunta Bertaccini, Alberto Alma

Research topic(s) for pests/diseases/weeds:
transmission/dispersal of plant diseases

Pest and/or beneficial records:

Beneficial Pest/Disease/Weed Crop/Product Country Quarant.

16SrI phytoplasma group Carrot (Daucus carota) Serbia
16SrXII phytoplasma group Carrot (Daucus carota) Serbia
Macrosteles quadripunctulatus Serbia
Macrosteles sexnotatus Serbia
Macrosteles laevis Serbia