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Abstract

The occurrence of mycoplasma-like bodies in severely diseased oca (Oxalis tuberosa) plants from Bolivia.

Abstract

The plants, before dying prematurely, developed many thin, weak shoots, bearing numerous small, chlorotic leaves. The mycoplasma-like bodies were found only in phloem cells; although pleomorphic, most were circular or ovoid in transverse section, diam. 100-700 nm, others being filamentous, up to 1250 nm long and 125-500 nm. diam.