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First report of a 'Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris'-related strain associated with little leaf disease of Helianthus debilis in Florida, USA
Author(s): N. A. Harrison and E. E. Helmick
Journal: Plant Pathology
Article Topic(s): Pathology,Fungi
Research Setting(s): Laboratory,Garden
Species Referenced: Helianthus debilis (Beach sunflower),
AbstractReports on a new pathogen on Helianthus debilis growing in a demonstration garden in Broward County, Florida. Symptoms of the disease included stunting, shoot proliferation, apical bunches of small, yellowed leaves and floral abnormalities. DNA analyses indicated the pathogen as a 'Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris'-related strain.
Suggested CitationN. A. Harrison and E. E. Helmick. "First report of a 'Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris'-related strain associated with little leaf disease of Helianthus debilis in Florida, USA." Plant Pathology 57.4 (2008): 772-772.