Projecten per jaar
A Belgium-wide survey to determine the presence of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma ulmi’ elm trees 18 was performed on nearly 600 elm trees. The randomly sampled elms were screened for the 19 presence of phytoplasmas using a standard generic nested PCR method. In five symptomless 20 elm trees, phytoplasmas were detected. Multiple gene sequence analysis (16S rRNA, tuf, rplV-21 rpsC-rplP), virtual RFLP of the 16S rRNA gene fragment, and phylogenetic analysis showed that 22 the phytoplasma strains detected in all five elm trees could be classified in the 16SrXII-E 23 subgroup (‘Candidatus Phytoplasma fragariae’ - related phytoplasma). In addition, a maple tree (Acer pseudoplatanus) located in close proximity to one of these elm trees was also determined to be infected with ‘Ca. P. fragariae’. Ulmus and Acer are new host plant genera for this phytoplasma. Further studies are needed to elucidate the epidemiological impact of these findings.
FOD-BEPSN: Belgisch netwerk en activiteiten in het kader van het Internationale Plant Sentinel Netwerk (Euphresco-IPSN2): BePSN
15/04/17 → 14/04/19
FOD-GAPHANNEX: Onderzoek ter opheldering van kennislacunes met betrekking tot de quarantaineorganismen Diaporthe vaccinii, Ditylenchus destructor, Eotetranychus lewisi en Candidatus Phytoplasma ulmi
1/01/17 → 31/12/18