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Research Project: Conservation, Management and Distribution of Citrus and Date Genetic Resources and Associated Information

Location: National Clonal Germplasm Repository for Citrus

Title: Phytoplasma diseases of palms in the USA

item Krueger, Robert
item BAHDER, B - University Of Florida

Submitted to: Subtropics newsletter
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/2/2023
Publication Date: 2/6/2024
Citation: Krueger, R., Bahder, B. 2024. Phytoplasma diseases of palms in the USA. Subtropics newsletter (25)12-19.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Phytoplasmas, Candidatus Phytoplasma spp., are a distinct group of wall-less bacterial plant parasites. Phytoplasma-associated diseases have been reported from many crop species, including palms. There have been two diseases of palms reported from the United States that appear to be caused by phytoplasmas: Lethal Yellow and Lethal Bronzing Disease. This extension article summarizes causation, symptomology, localization, and possible threat to the California/Arizona date industry.