Management and Ecology of Phytoplasma Diseases of Grapevine And Fruit Crops

  • Rita Musetti
Part of the Integrated Management of Plant Pests and Diseases book series (IMPD, volume 3)


Some aspects of the biology and management of phytoplasma diseases of grapevine and other fruit crops are revised. Management of phytoplasma-infected plants has mainly focussed on controlling the insect vectors and on roguing infected crops and weeds. The actual concept of “management” implies the application of measures compatible with the environment, and of cultural practices essential for the crops and economic thresholds. The production of genetically engineered plants by introducing disease-resistance genes into cultivated crops togheter with the use of resistance inducer microorganisms to reduce the disease symptoms, represent potential tools to control phytoplasma diseases.


Insect Vector Catharanthus Roseus Aster Yellow Phytoplasma Strain Phytoplasma Disease 
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  • Rita Musetti
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Biologia e Protezione delle PianteUniversitá di Udine33100 UdineItaly

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