Grapevine Yellows Diseases and Their Phytoplasma Agents

Biology and Detection

  • Marina Dermastia
  • Assunta Bertaccini
  • Fiona Constable
  • Nataša Mehle

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Agriculture book series (BRIEFSAGRO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Fiona Constable, Assunta Bertaccini
    Pages 17-46
  3. Nataša Mehle, Maja Ravnikar, Magda Tušek Žnidarič, Amal Aryan, Günter Brader, Marina Dermastia
    Pages 69-95
  4. Marina Dermastia, Assunta Bertaccini, Fiona Constable, Nataša Mehle
    Pages E1-E1
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 97-99

About this book


This work is to compile our current knowledge on GY phytoplasma biology at the genomic, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics level, as well as to summarize the approaches for their detection.Phytoplasma are the most poorly characterized plant pathogenic bacteria from the Mollicutes class. In recent years new biostatistics and bioinformatics approaches have improved our understanding of their biology and interactions with host grapevines and a great improvement has been made toward their molecular detection, both in laboratories and on-site. They have a broad range of plant hosts among the monocots and dicots, and diseases of many important crops are associated with these pathogens. At least ten taxonomically unrelated phytoplasmas, one of them a quarantine pest in Europe, have been associated with grapevine yellows diseases (GY), which have great economic impact on viticulture worldwide.


Grapevine yellows Phytoplasma Molecular detection Omics approaches phytoplasma – grapevine interaction

Authors and affiliations

  • Marina Dermastia
    • 1
  • Assunta Bertaccini
    • 2
  • Fiona Constable
    • 3
  • Nataša Mehle
    • 4
  1. 1.National Institute of BiologyLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Plant PathologyAlma Mater Studiorum, University of BolognaBolognaItaly
  3. 3.AgriBioDepartment of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and ResourcesBundooraAustralia
  4. 4.Department of Agricultural Sciences, Plant PathologyAlma Mater Studiorum – University of BolognaBolognaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50647-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50648-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-808X
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-8098
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