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Phytoplasmas and Phytoplasma Diseases: A Severe Threat to Agriculture

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Several economically relevant phytoplasma-associated diseases are described together with an update of phytoplasma taxonomy and major biological and molecular features of phytoplasmas. Outlook about persepectives and future work to contain spread of these diseases are also reported.

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Bertaccini, A. , Duduk, B. , Paltrinieri, S. and Contaldo, N. (2014) Phytoplasmas and Phytoplasma Diseases: A Severe Threat to Agriculture. American Journal of Plant Sciences, 5, 1763-1788. doi: 10.4236/ajps.2014.512191.

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