New phytoplasma associated with cherry lethal yellows in China
An outbreak of a lethal yellows disease on Chinese cherry (Prunus pseudocerasus) was reported in 1989 in Sichuan province, China. The diseased trees developed a diffuse yellow discoloration of foliage in late spring, leaves fall prematurely and fruit production is low or nil. Infected trees die in 3-4 years. Studies have revealed the occurrence of phytoplasmas associated with the disease
Lee, I.M.; Zhu, S.; Gundersen, D.E.; Zhang, C.; Hadidi, A. (1995) Detection and identification of a new phytoplasma associated with cherry lethal yellows in China.
Abstracts of presentations made at the 1995 APS annual meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1995-09-12/16.
Phytopathology, 85(10), p 1179.