Preventing Aster Yellows, a Phytoplasma Disease

Phytoplasma Disease

Phytoplasma are a type of bacteria that don’t have cell walls and are transmitted by insects feeding on plant phloem. Unlike standard bacteria, phytoplasma cannot be cultured in vitro, and in vivo populations in the insect vector and infected plant are typically very low. But phytoplasma can cause great damage to crops, trees, shrubs and … Read more