Host Range and Genetic Characterization of a Phytoplasma Causing Tomato Stolbur Disease in Turkey


ÖZDEMİR N. , SAYGILI H., Sahin F., KARSAVURAN Y. , BAYRAK O. Ü. , Oral B.

2nd International Symposium on Tomato Diseases, Kusadasi, Türkiye, 31 Ocak 2009, cilt.808, ss.255-261 identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 808
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Kusadasi
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Türkiye
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.255-261

Özet

An outbreak of new stolbur like tomato disease occurred in Marmara region of Turkey causing a serious defect on yield and quality of tomato production during last 10 years. Therefore, the aim of this present study was to identify and characterize the causal agent of stolbur like disease on tomato in Turkey. Between 2004 and 2007, plant and pest samples collected from diseased tomato fields or neighboring areas were examined by nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay using phytoplasma-universal 16S rDNA based primer sets (P1/P7 and P1/P6) to detect the presence of phytoplasmas.