EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 1998 Num. article: 1998/39

Proposed name for Australian grapevine yellows: Candidatus Phytoplasma australiense

In South Australia, a phytoplasma was detected in naturally infected grapevines cv. Chardonnay showing symptoms of grapevine yellows. Molecular studies showed that the Australian grapevine yellows phytoplasma could be classified as a representative of a new subgroup within the aster yellows group. A name has been proposed for the Australian grapevine yellows: Candidatus Phytoplasma australiense.


Davis, R.E.; Dally, E.L.; Gundersen, D.E.; Lee IngMing; Habili, N. (1997) ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma australiense’, a new phytoplasma taxon associated with Australian grapevine yellows.
International Journal of Systematic Bacteriology, 47, 262-269 (abstract).