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Abstract

First report of a 'Candidatus Phytoplasma cynodontis'-related strain (group 16SrXIV) associated with white leaf disease of Dichanthium annulatum in India.

Abstract

A phytoplasma has been detected in a formerly undescribed white leaf disease of Dichanthium annulatum (Kleberg's bluestem) in India. By sequence and phylogenetic analyses of polymerase chain reaction-amplified rDNA sequences, the detected phytoplasma proved to be closely related to Bermuda grass white leaf agent ('Candidatus Phytoplasma cynodontis') which is a member of the 16SrXIV group.