EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2013 Num. article: 2013/085

'Candidatus Phytoplasma solani' formally proposed as a new phytoplasma species

Phytoplasma strains associated with stolbur disease in wild and cultivated plants (in particular with potato and tomato - EPPO A2 List), with bois noir disease in grapevine (Vitis vinifera) and with maize redness (EPPO Alert List) have been informally proposed to represent a separate species, ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’, but no formal description of this taxon had been published, so far. A recent publication from Quaglino et al. (2013) now provides a formal description for this new taxon in the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.


Quaglino F, Zhao Y, Casati P, Bulgari D, Bianco PA, Wei W, Davis RE (2013) 'Candidatus Phytoplasma solani', a novel taxon associated with stolbur and bois noir related diseases of plants. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology (abst.).