Phytoplasmas: Plant Pathogenic Bacteria - II

Transmission and Management of Phytoplasma - Associated Diseases

  • Assunta Bertaccini
  • Phyllis G Weintraub
  • Govind Pratap Rao
  • Nicola Mori

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Alberto Alma, Federico Lessio, Herbert Nickel
    Pages 1-25
  3. Phyllis G. Weintraub, Valeria Trivellone, Kerstin Krüger
    Pages 27-51
  4. Barbara Jarausch, Rosemarie Tedeschi, Nicolas Sauvion, Jürgen Gross, Wolfgang Jarausch
    Pages 53-78
  5. Jelena Jović, Monika Riedle-Bauer, Julien Chuche
    Pages 79-113
  6. Rosemarie Tedeschi, Assunta Bertaccini
    Pages 115-130
  7. Eleonora Satta, Samanta Paltrinieri, Assunta Bertaccini
    Pages 131-147
  8. Kadriye Caglayan, Mona Gazel, Dijana Škorić
    Pages 149-163
  9. Carmine Marcone, Govind Pratap Rao
    Pages 165-184
  10. Margit Laimer, Assunta Bertaccini
    Pages 185-206
  11. Elena Gonella, Rita Musetti, Elena Crotti, Marta Martini, Paola Casati, Einat Zchori-Fein
    Pages 207-235
  12. Piero Attilio Bianco, Gianfranco Romanazzi, Nicola Mori, Wayne Myrie, Assunta Bertaccini
    Pages 237-258

About this book


Phytoplasma-associated diseases are a major limiting factor in the context of the quality and productivity of many ornamental, horticultural and other economically important agricultural crops worldwide. Annual losses due to phytoplasma diseases vary, but under pathogen-favorable conditions they have disastrous consequences for the farming community. As there is no effective cure for these diseases, the management options focus on their exclusion, minimizing their spread by insect vectors and propagation materials and on the development of host plant resistance.

This book discusses the latest information on the epidemiology and management of phytoplasma-associated diseases, providing a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of distribution, occurrence and identification of the phytoplasmas, recent diagnostics approaches, transmission, losses and geographical distribution as well as management aspects.


Phytoplasmas Agricultural Crops Epidemiology Integrated management Host plant resistance

Editors and affiliations

  • Assunta Bertaccini
    • 1
  • Phyllis G Weintraub
    • 2
  • Govind Pratap Rao
    • 3
  • Nicola Mori
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural and Food SciencesAlma Mater Studiorum – University of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Department of EntomologyAgricultural Research Organization, Gilat Research CenterD.N. NegevIsrael
  3. 3.Division of Plant PathologyIndian Agricultural Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural resources, Animals and EnvironmentUniversity of PaduaPadovaItaly

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