First report of phytoplasma detection on sand olive, cowpea and alfalfa in Iraq
Tareq Kareem 1, A-C,E-F
Feryal H. Sadaq 1, A-B,F
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Plant Protection Department, College of Agricultural Engineering Sciences, University of Baghdad, Iraq
Parks and Afforestation Directorate, Mayoralty of Baghdad, Al-Adhamiyah, Baghdad, Iraq
A - Research concept and design; B - Collection and/or assembly of data; C - Data analysis and interpretation; D - Writing the article; E - Critical revision of the article; F - Final approval of article
Submission date: 2019-02-18
Acceptance date: 2019-08-30
Online publication date: 2019-10-02
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Nawres Al-Kuwaiti   

Plant Protection Department, College of Agricultural Engineering Sciences, University of Baghdad, Iraq
Journal of Plant Protection Research 2019;59(3):428-431
The association of phytoplasma was investigated in sand olive [Dodonaea viscosa ssp. Angustifolia (L. f.) J.G. West], cowpea [Vigna unguiclata (L.)] Wap and alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) plants exhibiting witches broom, fasciation and little leaf symptoms, respectively. Sequence analysis of ~1.7 kb DNA fragments amplified by P1/P7 primer set confirmed the association of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia’ within symptomatic alfalfa, while ‘Ca. Phytoplasma cynodontis’ was associated within cowpea and sand olive.
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