Survey and molecular detection of Bois noir in vineyards of the Czech Republic– Short communication

https://doi.org/10.17221/30/2012-HORTSCICitation:Starý M., Válová P., Šafářová D., Lauterer P., Ackermann P., Navrátil M. (2013): Survey and molecular detection of Bois noir in vineyards of the Czech Republic– Short communication. Hort. Sci. (Prague), 40: 83-87.
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Stolbur phytoplasma is an important pathogen associated with the Bois noir (BN) disease of grapevines. In the Moravia wine region, plants exhibiting BN-symptoms were observed in 14 localities, covering all four of the wine sub-regions. On other hand in the Bohemia wine region, symptomatic plants occurrence was only sporadic. All of the stolbur phytoplasma isolates were ascribable to the 16SrXII-A subgroup and the tuf-b type. The loss of grape clusters reached 50%, comparing the fully affected grapevine plants with the healthy ones.    
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