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Research Project: CONTROL OF VIRUS DISEASES IN CORN AND SOYBEAN

Location: Corn, Soybean and Wheat Quality Research

Title: Hosts of stolbur phytoplasmas in maize redness affected fields

Author
item JOVIC, JELENA - Plant Protection Institute - Hungary
item CVRKOVIC, TATJANA - Plant Protection Institute - Hungary
item MITROVIC, MILANA - Plant Protection Institute - Hungary
item KRNJAJIC, SLOBADAN - Plant Protection Institute - Hungary
item KRSTIC, OLIVER - Plant Protection Institute - Hungary
item Redinbaugh, Margaret - Peg
item PRATT, RICHARD - The Ohio State University
item TOSEVSKI, IVO - Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International (CABI)

Submitted to: Bulletin of Insectology
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/30/2011
Publication Date: 11/30/2011
Citation: Jovic, J., Cvrkovic, T., Mitrovic, M., Krnjajic, S., Krstic, O., Redinbaugh, M.G., Pratt, R.C., Tosevski, I. 2011. Hosts of stolbur phytoplasmas in maize redness affected fields. Bulletin of Insectology. 64:5155-5156.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The plant host range of a phytoplasma is strongly dependent on the host range of its insect vector. Maize redness in Serbia is caused by stolbur phytoplasma (subgroup 16SrXII-A) and is transmitted by the cixiid planthoper, Reptalus panzeri (Löw). R. panzeri was the only potential vector found to be infected with stolbur phytoplasm in and around maize redness affected fields, and the phytoplasma was only found in monocotyledonous plants including maize, Johnsongrass, and wheat. Other known stolbur phytoplasma vectors and weedy plant hosts tested were not infected. These results are discussed with respect to potential differentiation of the pathogen in different host-vector systems.