Special Issue "Phloem Localized Insect Transmitted Bacteria Associated with Plant Diseases"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 1395
Insect-vectored bacterial diseases of plants are emerging threats to crops and forestry worldwide. Psyllid-vectored liberibacters and insect-vectored phytoplasmas are associated with epidemic diseases that can have a devastating impact on the economy.
A detailed description of these bacteria and of their epidemiology and geographic distribution can help us to improve our knowledge and awareness of these diseases, which can be beneficial for various groups, including academics and agricultural extension service officers.
In this Special Issue, we will focus on the management of these diseases, grouped according to the main associated bacterium, aimed at reducing losses. A preliminary, tentative list of these diseases includes aster yellows and other yellows, fruit tree and palm decline and yellowing, “stolbur”, “bois noir”,“huanglongbing”, potato purple top, and zebra chips. Papers should report on the detection and identification of the insect-transmitted bacteria associated with these diseases, as well as their insect vectors, plant hosts, epidemiology, and management where available.
Dr. Assunta Bertaccini
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- phytopathogenic bacteria
- ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma’ species
- ‘Candidatus Liberibacter’ species and subspecies
- plant disease
- insect vectors