Macrosteles quadrilineatus can remain infectious for at least 100 days. The causes of this are not fully understood but appear to be related to local unfavourable conditions for the leafhoppers. (1967) Habitat Phloem sieve, gut, haemolymph of sapsucking insects Tsai et al. However, one bacterial genus called mycoplasma do not contain cell wall surrounding their cells. 2008, Olivier etÂ al. Rhizobacter, causing the bacterial gall of carrot, Rhizomonas, causing the corky root rot of lettuce, Xanthomonas, causing numerous leaf spots, fruit spots, and blights of annual and perennial plants, vascular wilts, and citrus canker, Xylophilus, causing the bacterial necrosis and canker of grapevines, Genus: Agrobacterium, the cause of crown gall disease, Rhizobium, the cause of root nodules in legumes, Genus: Xylella, xylem â inhabiting, causing leaf scorch and dieback diseases on trees and vines, Candidatus liberobacter, phloem inhabiting, causing citrus greening disease, Unnamed, laticifer-inhabiting, causing bunchy top disease of papaya, Division: Firmicutes â Gram-positive bacteria, Class: Firmibacteria â Mostly single-celled bacteria, Genus: Bacillus, causing rot of tubers, seeds, and seedlings, and white stripe of wheat, Clostridium, causing rot of stored tubers and leaves and wetwood of elm and poplar, Class: Thallobacteria â Branching bacteria, Genus: Arthrobacter, causing bacterial blight of holly, Clavibacter, causing bacterial wilts in alfalfa, potato, and tomato, Curtobacterium, causing wilt in beans and other plants, Leifsonia, causing ratoon stunting of sugarcane, Rhodococcus, causing fasciation of sweet pea, Streptomyces, causing the common potato scab, Mollicutes â Have only cell membrane and lack cell wall, Genus: Spiroplasma, causing corn stunt, citrus stubborn disease, Genus: Phytoplasma, causing numerous yellows, proliferation, and decline diseases in trees and some annuals. For instance: Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris: 30 species of leafhoppers including Macrosteles spp., Euscelis spp., Scaphytopius spp., Aphrodes spp., Orius argentatus, Euscelidius variegatus. Phytoplasma from the potato stolbur group infect over 45 species in the Solanaceae, and at least 16 species belonging to six other botanical families. This leafhopper, in the Cixiidae family, is a polyphagous species and a vector of the stolbur phytoplasma group 16SrXII-A. It was impossible to know if the same micro-organism was involved in diseases that appeared to be similar on the same or different hosts in various locations. 2004), Central and Eastern Europe (Linhartova etÂ al. 2008, Girsova etÂ al.  Phytoplasma taxonomy is complicated because the organisms cannot be cultured; methods normally used to classify prokaryotes are thus not available. Some Important Diseases of Oil Palm in Africa. (2003), Corley & Tinker (2003), and Turner & Gillbanks (2003). (Japan). Phytoplasma aurantifolia" were related to defence, cell walls, and response to stress. Phytoplasmas move within phloem from a source to a sink, and can pass through sieve tube element. In contrast to mutations affecting fructose utilization, a ptsG mutation abolishing glucose transport into the cell does not result in reduced pathogenicity of S. citri. Other insects of the same family, Hyalesthes mlokosiewiczi, Pentastiridius leporinus, have been reported as vectors. 1997). Instead of the compound leaves typical of healthy potato plants, leaves from infected plants are simple, rounded, and later develop chlorosis. FtsH are represented as hexamers anchored in the phytoplasma membrane. Razin, Shmuel. OY-M Phytoplasma contains a P2C-ATPase, which is common in eukaryotic cells but unique among prokaryotes.  Phytoplasma-harboring flowering plants may nevertheless be sterile. 2010, Ember etÂ al. Serious epidemics have been observed occasionally, especially in 2006. Dinesen, A. van Zaayen, in Advances in Botanical Research, 1996. Plant Pathology online early edition. In the case of stolbur, symptoms are often more severe and infected plants may wilt and die soon after they exhibit initial infection symptoms. As discussed in the previous section, the first two steps in pathogenesis are exposure and adhesion. The vector of Candidatus Phytoplasma solani is a leafhopper: Hyalesthes obsoletus. The phytoplasma life cycle involves replication in insects and plants.  TENGU undergoes proteolytic processing by a plant serine protease in vivo, suggesting that the N-terminal peptide (i.e., the 11 amino acid fragment) alone induces the observed symptoms. 1 Corley & Tinker, 2003; 2: Turner & Gillbanks, 2003; 3: Turner, 1981; 4: Renard, 1976; 5: de Franqueville & Diabate, 2005. 2008, Fialova etÂ al. This revealed that their metabolic requirements are different from the related mycoplasmas and spiroplasmas, albeit some phytoplasmas and spiroplasmas share the same plant and insect hosts. 879. Table 6-I. 2009, Santos-Cervantes etÂ al. 1997, 2003, Slack 2001). In addition, these waves of kinks seem to be initiated always by the same end of the cell suggesting cell polarity. 2009, Santos-Cervantes etÂ al. 2009, Ember etÂ al. Eukaryotes also have two types of ribosomes, larger ones (80 S) in the cytoplasm and smaller ones (70 S) in mitochondria and chloroplasts. Many species of fungi, bacteria, viruses, phytoplasma, nematodes, and other agents are known to attack oil palm and cause many important deadly diseases in different areas of the world. In recent years, emerging phytoplasma diseases of potato have become increasingly important in many potato-producing areas around the world. The cells of all other organisms (eukaryotes) contain membrane-bound organelles (nuclei, mitochondria, and â in plants only â chloroplasts). Sieve element membrane transporters collectively determine the composition of sieve tube sap and are indirectly responsible for phytoplasma nutrition. Acquisition requires a prolonged period of feeding, usually at least two hours, before the leafhopper is infected. Primary witchesâ-broom infection may result in an upright (erect) stand growth, rolling of leaflets, and some apical leaves turning purple or red. The acquisition access period can be as short as a few minutes, but it is generally measured in hours; the longer the acquisition access period, the greater the chance of phytoplasma acquisition. Phytoplasmas have been associated with diseases affecting hundreds of plant species, including many economically important food crops, ornamentals, and trees (SeemÃ¼ller etÂ al. The cytoplasm in mollicutes is surrounded by a cell membrane only, but in bacteria it is surrounded by a cell membrane and a cell wall. Phytoplasmas are transmitted by their insect vectors in a persistent manner. Phytoplasma diseases on potato appear to increase in importance worldwide. Phytoplasmas are transmitted by grafting. The potato witchesâ-broom disease occurs in Europe, Asia, and North America, and is usually of minor economic importance (BrÄÃ¡k etÂ al. Like other prokaryotes, phytoplasmic DNA is distributed throughout the cytoplasm, instead of being concentrated in a nucleus. First-year infected potato plants usually produce tubers that appear normal but give rise to infected plants with witchesâ-broom symptoms the subsequent year.  SAP11 was found to induce stem proliferations and changes of leaf shapes of plants; the stem proliferations induced by SAP11 resemble witch's broom symptoms of AY-WB-infected plants. The most intensively studied representative of the genus, S. citri, infects periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) and its vector, the leafhopper Circulifer haematoceps. The expression of autophagy protein 5 was repressed. Their cells consist of cytoplasm containing DNA and small (70 S) ribosomes. PMU1 is c.20kbin size and contains 21 genes encoding DNA replication and predicted membrane-targeted proteins. The glucose and fructose found in the plant sieve tubes are both derived from the cleavage of sucrose by the plant enzyme invertase. flowers are particularly affected; often sterile and reveal all kinds of defects: smaller size, enlarged calyx, green colour of the petals which may have a disproportionately large, leafy appearance, with anthocyanin production; the few fruits formed have reduced growth and are poorly coloured. Here we review the gene content of the four completely sequenced ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma’ genomes that include those of ‘Ca. Black nightshade is a host of Candidatus Phytoplasma solani. Phloem-feeding insects acquire phytoplasmas passively from infected plants during feeding. The repeats are clustered into large units, named PMUs and SVMs, which have had a major influence on phytoplasma genome evolution. Moreover, Spiroplasma cells have a spiral morphology, whereas phytoplasmas are pleomorphic. "Living with Genome Instability: the Adaptation of Phytoplasmas to Diverse Environments of Their Insect and Plant Hosts", "Comparative Genome Analysis of "Candidatus Phytoplasma australiense" (Subgroup tuf-Australia I; rp-A) and "Ca. Bacteria â Have cell membrane and cell wall, Division: Gracilicutes â Gram-negative bacteria, Class: Proteobacteria â Mostly single-celled bacteria, Genus: Erwinia, causing fire blight of pear and apple, Stewart's wilt in corn, and soft rot of fleshy vegetables, Serratia, S. marcescens, being a phloem-inhabiting bacterium causing yellow vine disease of cucurbits, Sphingomonas, causing brown spot of yellow Spanish melon fruit, Genus: Acidovorax, causing leaf spots in corn, orchids, and watermelon, Pseudomonas, causing numerous leaf spots, blights, vascular wilts, soft rots, cankers, and galls. Membrane proteins Although the spiroplasmas have a shape that is similar to that of the members of the genus Spirillum, they are different because they do not possess flagella. Most plants exhibit apical dominance but infection can trigger the proliferation of axillary (side) shoots and a reduction in internode size.  Phyllogens induce abnormal floral organ development by inhibiting the functions of these MTFs. To be successfully transmitted to plants, phytoplasmas must penetrate specific cells of the salivary glands, and high levels of these pathogens must accumulate in the posterior acinar cells of the salivary gland before they can be transmitted (Kirkpatrick 1992). They infect the insect but are phloem‐limited in plants. This protein may bind other sugars as well but genes for enzymes making these sugars available for glycolysis are absent. 2008, Girsova etÂ al. Buckwheat is a weed host of Candidatus Phytoplasma solani. Previous studies have shown that immunodominant membrane protein constitute a major portion of cellular membrane proteins in most phytoplasmas. Several effector proteins of the AY-WB phytoplasma target nuclei of plant cells and are likely involved in the manipulation of plant processes. TENGU induces characteristic symptoms (termed âtengu-suâ), including witchesâ broom and dwarfism. These phytoplasmas also survive in their vectors which are several species of leafhoppers. Phytoplasmas are mostly dependent on insect transmission for their spread and survival. Phytoplasmas have evolved, along with other mollicutes, from a Gram-positive Clostridium-like ancestor through genome reductions and loss of outer cell wall. Hot, dry summers stimulate the migration of certain vectors. Recall that fimbriae are hairlike protein bristles on the cell surface. They reproduce within their insect vectors and are found in the alimentary canal, hemolymph, salivary glands, and intracellularly in various body organs (Purcell 1982, McCoy 1983, Weintraub and Beanland 2006). Bacterial strains may differ from one another in morphological, cultural, physiological, biochemical, or pathological characteristics. Phytoplasmas can have varying effects on their insect hosts; examples of both reduced and increased fitness have been noted. Potato stolbur phytoplasma (aster yellows group), vectored primarily by the planthopper Hyalesthis obsoletus Signoret (Cixiidae), occurs on potato in southern and central Europe (Cousin and Moreau, 1977).  In addition, loop-mediated isothermal amplification (a sensitive, simple, and rapid diagnostic method) is now available as a commercial kit allowing all known phytoplasma species to be detected in about 1 h, including the DNA extraction step. [Photographs from (A) Roos and Hattingh (1987), Effect of Pests and Diseases on Oil Palm Yield. The two habitats of S. citri differ significantly in their carbon source availability. 1 Corley & Tinker, 2003; 2: Turner & Gillbanks, 2003; 3: Turner, 1981; 4: Renard, 1976; 5: de Franqueville & Diabate, 2005; 6: Gomez et al., 2005a. The transmission of vector borne bacteria is a complex biological process, probably due to the elaborate composition of the bacterial membrane proteome, as shown by masking different X. fastidiosa epitopes with antibodies raised against whole bacterial cells, gum and afimbrial adhesins . 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In North America, aster leafhopper, Macrosteles quadrilineatus (fascifrons) Forbes, transmits a phytoplasma belonging to the aster yellows complex that causes potato purple-top wilt (purple top) (Banttari et al., 1993). Thus, several phytoplasmas have been reported on tomato in several countries and are detailed in Table 49a. It is usually half that usually occurs in other prokayotes. Management of phytoplasmas in potatoes is primarily accomplished by controlling the vectors. It is found on Convolvulus arvensis, Urtica spp., Ranunculus spp., Senecio spp., and Artemisia spp., rarely on the fruit of woody plants and on vine. 1998, 2000), at least eight groups of phytoplasmas have so far been identified on potatoes around the world: aster yellows (16SrI), peanut witchesâ-broom (16SrII), X-disease (16SrIII), clover proliferation (16SrVI), apple proliferation (16SrX), stolbur (16SrXII), Mexican periwinkle virescence (16SrXIII), and American potato purple top wilt (16SrXVIII) (Lee etÂ al. Edward B. Radcliffe, Abdelaziz Lagnaoui, in Potato Biology and Biotechnology, 2007. Table 6-H. As other mollicutes, the phytoplasmas lack genes for the de novo synthesis of amino acids, fatty acids, or nucleotides but they also lack some genes considered to be essential in all bacteria, such as ftsZ encoding a tubulinlike protein.  Interestingly, RAD23 mutants do not show phyllody when infected with phytoplasma indicating that RAD23 proteins are susceptibility factors; i.e. Plant pathogenic bacteria (A) and phytoplasmas (B) in infected plant cells. About eighty samples can be handled per day. Spiroplasma citri was identified in 1971 as a causative agent of citrus stubborn disease. Phytoplasmas from subgroup B have a global distribution and are very common in Japan, Europe (Italy and Portugal). 1970, Hodgson etÂ al. Some Important Diseases of Oil Palm in Asia and Pacific Regions. When a strain or group of strains infects a host plant not infected by the other strains of the species, that strain or group of strains comprise a pathovar (pv.) These emerging potato diseases have caused significant yield losses and a reduction in tuber processing and seed quality (Munyaneza 2005, 2010a, Munyaneza etÂ al.  The actual number of taxonomic groups remains unclear; recent work on computer-simulated restriction digests of the 16Sr gene suggested up to 28 groups, whereas others have proposed fewer groups, but more subgroups. 880. ,  TENGU contains a signal peptide at its N-terminus; after cleavage, the mature protein is only 38 amino acids in length. The date of symptom appearance, which is usually 30–45 days after infection, depends on the migration period of the vector(s). Ultrathin sections of phloem tissue from plants with suspected phytoplasma-infections were also studied. The few fruits formed are reduced in growth and are dense, develop colour slowly and irregularly, and have a rather thick stem which contrasts with the reduced size of the fruits. In addition, if infection occurs early, yields are very low or zero, because of the sterility of many trusses, and the small size of the few fruits produced. However, it is theorized that the stem-loop structures in PhREPS play a role in transcription termination or genome stability.. Bacteria and mollicutes are prokaryotes. , Many plant pathogens produce virulence factors (i.e., effectors) that modulate or interfere with normal host processes to the benefit of the pathogens.  Many phytoplasmas contain two rRNA operons. Thus, leafhoppers can be infected with a phytoplasma and yet may be unable to transmit it to healthy plants (Lefol etÂ al. The infecting phytoplasma lacks a cell wall and is bound only by a triple-layered unit membrane, which makes it difficult to culture in vitro (Doi ... arabinogalactan protein FLA6 gene in Populus inhibits expression of its homologous genes and alters stem biomechanics and cell wall composition in transgenic trees. 19.11). The plant hosts comprise economically relevant crops such as apples (Malus × domestica), which can be infected by ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma mali’ (P. mali), a highly genetically dynamic plant pathogen. 2010), Central and South America (Secor and Rivera-Varas 2004, Jones etÂ al. , Despite their small genomes, many predicted phytoplasma genes are present in multiple copies. Two pairs of specific primers, ImpF1/ImpR1 and ImpF2/ImpR2, were designed according to the prediction result of possible transmembrane helices for immunodominant membrane protein (Imp) of wheat blue dwarf (WBD) phytoplasma. Phytoplasma comprises approximately 30 distinct clades based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analyses of ~200 phytoplasmas. They are transmitted from plant to plant by vectors (normally sap-sucking insects such as leafhoppers) in which they both survive and replicate. Symptoms in potato plants infected with phytoplasmas in the aster yellows group usually include upward rolling of the apical leaves often associated with reddish or purplish discoloration, secondary bud proliferation, shortened internodes, swollen nodes, aerial tubers, and early senescence.  Phytoplasma taxonomic groups are based on differences in fragment sizes produced by restriction digests of 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequences (RFLPs) or by comparisons of DNA sequences from 16s/23s spacer regions. Candidatus Phytoplasma solani: Hyalesthes obsoletus Signoret (Photo 880) is the most important vector in Europe. Common in parts of Europe, especially in italy and Portugal. More recent efforts of scientists have focused on the characterization of phytoplasma virulence factors. This is the longest genome among the Mollicutes with a known nucleotide sequence. Several phytoplasmas on tomato have been reported in the world under the name ‘stolbur’ (stolbur, big bud, aster yellows). In addition, a phytoplasma disease called ‘small leaf’ which is different from stolbur, has been reported in France in the 1980s. The cytoplasm contains genetic material (nucleoplasm like material) and ribosomes (Fig. The cells of these bacteria are small but pleiomorphic, averaging ∼500 nm in diameter, and are surrounded by a single membrane. Potato phytoplasmas in the aster yellows group occur worldwide, and include stolbur phytoplasma in Europe (Paltrinieri and Bertaccini 2007, Bogoutdinov etÂ al. P. asteris’ strains OY-M and AY-WB, ‘Ca. Both DNA and RNA act as genetic materials. The expression of genes involved in maintaining the apical meristem or in the development of floral organs is altered in the morphologically affected floral organs of phytoplasma-infected plants.. The authors developed antibodies to the SecA membrane protein, which is unique to bacteria (prokaryotes) and central to the process of protein secretion from cell membranes. Phytoplasmas have lost â¥75% of their original genes, and can thus no longer survive outside of insects or plant phloem. Energy generation in phytoplasmas seems to be restricted to glycolysis because ATP synthases are absent. Many weeds and wild plants are hosts of this phytoplasma: clover, Salsola tragus, several species of Plantago and Sonchus (among which S. asper), Taraxacum officinale, wild lettuce, Senecio cruentus, Argyranthenium frutescens, Spartium junceum. ScienceDirect Â® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. ScienceDirect Â® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. 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Unlike aster yellows, potato witchesâ-broom phytoplasmas are tuber-perpetuated (Rich 1983, Slack 2001). Potato plants affected by witchesâ-broom disease are dwarfed and have numerous axillary buds at the base of the plant. 881. If the infected plants flower, inflorescences become green (virescence) and adopt the shape of leaves (phyllody). Copyright Â© 2020 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors.  SAP11 is the first phytoplasma virulence protein for which plant targets and effector functions (i.e. 1998). Flavescence dorée (FD) is a severe epidemic disease of grapevines caused by FD phytoplasma (FDP) transmitted by the leafhopper vector Scaphoideus titanus.The recent sequencing of the 647-kbp FDP genome highlighted an unusual number of genes encoding ATP-dependent zinc proteases FtsH, which have been linked to variations in the virulence of “Candidatus Phytoplasma mali” strains. 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