|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1998|
|Authors||Gibb, KS, Liefting, L, Andersen, M, Beever, R, Forster, R, Newcomb, R, Beck, D, Padovan, AC|
|Journal||European Journal of Plant Pathology|
|Pagination||619 - 623|
Abstract Sequence comparisons and phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA genes and the 16S/23S spacer regions of the phytoplasmas associated with Australian grapevine yellows, papaya dieback and Phormium yellow leaf diseases revealed minimal nucleotide differences between them resulting in the formation of a monophyletic group. Therefore, along with Australian grapevine yellows, the phytoplasmas associated with Phormium yellow leaf and papaya dieback should also be considered as Candidatus Phytoplasma australiense.