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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BIOLOGY, ETIOLOGY, GENETICS, AND CONTROL OF VIRUS DISEASES OF CORN AND SOYBEAN Title: Maize redness in Serbia caused by stolbur phytoplasma is transmitted by Reptalus panzeri

item Jovi, J - INST. PLANT...SERBIA
item Cvrkovi, T - INST. PLANT...SERBIA
item Mitrovi, M - INST. PLANT...SERBIA
item Krnjanji, S - INST. PLANT...SERBIA
item Petrovi, A - INST. PLANT...SERBIA
item Redinbaugh, Margaret
item Hogenhout, S - JOHN INNES INST.
item To Eviski, I - CABI

Submitted to: Bulletin of Insectology
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: July 11, 2007
Publication Date: November 16, 2007
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Citation: Jovi, J., Cvrkovi, T., Mitrovi, M., Krnjanji, S., Petrovi, A., Redinbaugh, M.G., Pratt, R.C., Hogenhout, S.A., To Eviski, I. 2007. Maize redness in Serbia caused by stolbur phytoplasma is transmitted by Reptalus panzeri. Bulletin of Insectology. 60:397-398.

Technical Abstract: Maize redness (MR) causes midrib, leaf and stalk reddening and abnormal ear development in maize in Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria. High populations of the ciixid Reptalus panzeri were found in MR affected maize fields in the southern Banat region of Serbia in 2005 and 2006, and stolbur phytoplasma was detected in 20% of the insects. Stolbur phytoplasma was detected in 85% of symptomatic maize from these fields. Typical MR symptoms developed in healthy maize plants exposed to stolbur phytoplasma infected R. panzeri, and these plants were positive for the phytoplasma.

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