Plant Protection Science (2001) 37, 49-56

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P.A. Bianco, A. Alma, P. Casati, G. Scattini and A. Arzone (2001)
Transmission of 16SrV phytoplasmas by Scaphoideus titanus Ball in northern Italy
Plant Protection Science 37 (2), 49-56
Abstract: Flavescence dorée (FD) has been defined as the disease that is caused by a phytoplasmas belonging to group 16SrV (elm yellows) and transmitted to plants by the insect Scaphoideus titanus Ball. We investigated transmission of FD agent by S. titanus in a vineyard located in Veneto region to determine which phytoplasma(s) may be transmitted in this region. Group 16SrV-C phytoplasma was detected and identified in field-collected S. titanus adults, in plant of grapevine (Vitis vinifera L. cv. Gamay) and broadbean (Vicia faba cv. Arla) that had been fed upon by the insects. No evidence of experimental transmission of phytoplasma belonging to 16SrI-B subgroup phytoplasma by S. titanus has been observed.
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Database assignments for author(s): Piero Attilio Bianco, 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.


Scaphoideus titanus Grapevine (Vitis) Italy
Phytoplasma vitis Grapevine (Vitis) Italy