Phytoplasmas are normally controlled by the breeding and planting of disease-resistant crop varieties (perhaps the most economically viable option) and by the control of insect vectors. The glucose and trehalose permeases of the S. citri phosphotransferase system (PTS) share a common IIA domain encoded by the crr gene, which might be involved in the rapid physiological adaptation to changing carbon supplies. solani’ infected and non-infected group produced, after filtering out organellar sequences and rare OTUs, a total of 527 466 sequences belonging to 363 different OTUs. Ultrathin sections of phloem tissue from plants with suspected phytoplasma-infections were also studied. [30] Phyllogens induce abnormal floral organ development by inhibiting the functions of these MTFs. 2011). Bacterial strains may differ from one another in morphological, cultural, physiological, biochemical, or pathological characteristics. 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.) 2008, Girsova et al. Usually less than 2% of dispersant leafhoppers become infected. Phytoplasma from the potato stolbur group infect over 45 species in the Solanaceae, and at least 16 species belonging to six other botanical families. (Japan). 1998). Vector relationships are not well known for the phytoplasma on potato, but all appear to be leafhopper transmitted. [8] 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. This leafhopper, in the Cixiidae family, is a polyphagous species and a vector of the stolbur phytoplasma group 16SrXII-A. which feed on the phloem of infected plants, ingesting phytoplasmas and transmitting them to the next plant on which they feed. While glucose and fructose are predominant in phloem sieve tubes of plants, trehalose is the major sugar in the hemolymph of the vector insect, the leafhopper C. haematoceps. Thus, fructose utilization and pathogenicity are intimately linked in S. citri. 2009, Ember et al. Phytoplasmas have small genomes lacking major metabolic pathways. Bindweed and nettles seem to be particularly important as sources. 1 Corley & Tinker, 2003; 2: Turner & Gillbanks, 2003; 3: Turner, 1981; 4: Renard, 1976; 5: Singh, 1991; 6: Ariffin et al., 2000; 7: Flood & Hasan, 2005; 8: Idris & Ariffin, 2005. The aim of the work was to provide experimental evidence that in vivo interaction between phytoplasma antigenic membrane protein (Amp) and vector proteins has a role in the transmission process. All such homologs undergo processing and can induce symptoms, suggesting that the symptom-inducing mechanism is conserved among TENGU homologs. However, the genome sequences of three members of this group, Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris onion yellows strain (OY-M), aster yellows Phytoplasma strain witches broom (AY-WB), and Candidatus Phytoplasma australiense have been determined. Phytoplasmas belong to the class Mollicutes, which encompasses small pleiomorphic bacteria with single membranes that have diverged from a Gram‐positive ancestor, most likely a Clostridium or Lactobacillus spp., through genome reductions and the loss of the outer cell wall (Weisburg et al., 1989; Woese, 1987). While spiroplasmas can be cultivated in the laboratory, no cultivation of any representative of the phytoplasmas has been reported. Phloem-feeding insects acquire phytoplasmas passively from infected plants during feeding. 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. Curiously, only pgsA was up-regulated in plant-residing OY-M, whereas other phospholipid metabolism-related genes were non-differentially expressed, suggesting that OY-M and AY-WB phytoplasmas seem to employ different strategies of host adaptation. Even though phytoplasma genomes are small, they are repeat-rich. Infection of the salivary glands is important because transmission from the insect to a host plant occurs by inoculation of the saliva into the damaged plant during feeding. Both quantitative PCR and bioimaging can effectively quantify phytoplasma titers within plant. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.V. 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The genetic determinants for this distinct morphology and movement are so far unknown. The severity of damage varies from year to year: some years only a few scattered plants are affected while some other years, many plants are affected (sometimes over 50% of the crop), seriously affecting the harvest. Bacteria and mollicutes are prokaryotes. [2] Since their discovery, phytoplasmas have resisted all attempts at in vitro culture in any cell-free medium; routine cultivation in an artificial medium thus remains a major challenge. More recent techniques allow infection levels to be assessed. 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. Phytoplasmas are pathogens of agriculturally important plants, including coconut, sugarcane, and sandalwood, in which they cause a wide variety of symptoms ranging from mild yellowing to death. [13] Transgenic expression of TENGU in Arabidopsis plants induced sterility in male and female flowers. Macrosteles quadrilineatus can remain infectious for at least 100 days. "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. P. mali’. [8], Tissue culture can be used to produce healthy clones of phytoplasma-infected plants. It may have various symptoms including limited growth, small and chlorotic leaves, and short internodes. Phytoplasmas move within phloem from a source to a sink, and can pass through sieve tube element. Potato phytoplasma diseases were for a long time diagnosed only on the basis of visual symptoms, presence of insect vectors, and/or with the help of electron microscopy of infected phloem tissues. Potato phytoplasmas in the aster yellows group occur worldwide, and include stolbur phytoplasma in Europe (Paltrinieri and Bertaccini 2007, Bogoutdinov et al. [13] Although phytoplasmas are restricted to phloem, TENGU is transported from phloem to other cells, including those of the apical and axillary meristems. Phytoplasmas have a rudimentary set of genes involved in SOS response and the standard recombination pathway, including only, recU, ssb, polA, gyrA, and gyrB. Phytoplasmas were first described in 1967 as the probable cause of plant yellow diseases. Buckwheat is a weed host of Candidatus Phytoplasma solani. These phytoplasmas also survive in their vectors which are several species of leafhoppers. Extending the concept of effectors to the phytoplasmas points to novel research strategies for unraveling pathogenicity mechanisms of these fascinating pathogens. Typ… They are able to fly long distances. Phytoplasmas lack many genes encoding standard metabolic functions and have no functioning homologous recombination pathway, but they do have a sec transport pathway. The accumulating glucose that is not used by the bacteria results in inhibition of photosynthesis and thus in the different symptoms. 1993, 1994), perhaps because of the salivary gland barriers (Weintraub and Beanland 2006). The small genome size of phytoplasma is attributable to reductive evolution from Bacillus/Clostridium ancestors. In the early 1990s, polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based techniques were developed: these are far more sensitive than ELISAs, and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis allowed the accurate identification of various phytoplasma strains and species.[41]. Phytoplasma Mali. PMUs in the genome of Aster Yellows phytoplasma strain Witches’ Broom (AY-WB). Phytoplasmas can also be spread via dodders (Cuscuta)[39] or by vegetative propagation such as the grafting of infected plant tissue onto a healthy plant. Leafhoppers spread phytoplasmas over long distances during their migration and infect tomato plants in late spring and summer. However, one bacterial genus called mycoplasma do not contain cell wall surrounding their cells. Phytoplasma comprises approximately 30 distinct clades based on 16S rRNA gene sequence analyses of ~200 phytoplasmas. J. Stülke, ... S.R. Fructose inhibits this enzyme resulting in a very low activity. 2002, Paltrinieri and Bertaccini 2007, Santos-Cervantes et al. As discussed in the previous section, the first two steps in pathogenesis are exposure and adhesion. However, it is theorized that the stem-loop structures in PhREPS play a role in transcription termination or genome stability.[54]. 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). [23][24][25][26] SAP11 is the first phytoplasma virulence protein for which plant targets and effector functions (i.e. Primary witches’-broom infection may result in an upright (erect) stand growth, rolling of leaflets, and some apical leaves turning purple or red. Renard (1976) reported diseases in Africa and South America. The cytoplasm contains genetic material (nucleoplasm like material) and ribosomes (Fig. Phytoplasma diagnostics have greatly improved with the availability of more sensitive PCR methods and the accumulation of phytoplasma sequence information. In tomato, several phytoplasmas in different groups cause disease in a country, often on the same plant, as is the case for example in Italy. 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. The potato disease related to the aster yellows group has several different names, including purple top wilt, haywire, apical leafroll, bunch top, purple dwarf, yellow top, potato hair sprouts, stolbur, potato phyllody, and potato marginal flavescence (e.g., Rich 1983, Banttari et al. In addition, these waves of kinks seem to be initiated always by the same end of the cell suggesting cell polarity. 2006, Olivier et al. Phytoplasmas are most prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions. These repeats are likely responsible for the large differences in sizes and compositions among phytoplasma genomes. Some characteristics of the phytoplasmas affecting tomatoes. 2008, Fialova et al. Many vegetable crops are affected by phytoplasmas belonging mostly to the group of Aster yellows and these are worldwide in their distribution. The cells of all other organisms (eukaryotes) contain membrane-bound organelles (nuclei, mitochondria, and — in plants only — chloroplasts). [22] Phytoplasmas cannot survive in the external environment and are dependent upon insects such as leafhoppers for transmission to new (healthy) plants. [42], Plantibodies targeting phytoplasmas have also been developed. OY-M Phytoplasma contains a P2C-ATPase, which is common in eukaryotic cells but unique among prokaryotes. For example, some of the antibiotics that affect bacteria often inhibit the functions of mitochondria or chloroplasts but do not interfere with the other functions of eukaryotic plant cells. From: Encyclopedia of Microbiology (Third Edition), 2009, S.A. Hogenhout, in Encyclopedia of Microbiology (Third Edition), 2009. [6] These symptoms may be attributable to stress caused by the infection rather than a specific pathogenetic process. The insects prefer young plants with succulent tissues and in times of drought they move more readily from wild plants to irrigated crops. They are transmitted by insect vectors that feed on the phloem sap. An emerging problem in the Pacific Northwest USA is a ‘purple-top’ disease caused by a clover proliferation group phytoplasma vectored primarily, but not exclusively, by beet leafhopper, Circulifer tenellus (Baker) (Crosslin et al., 2005). Phytoplasmas can have varying effects on their insect hosts; examples of both reduced and increased fitness have been noted. Table 6-H. To add to the confusion of the nomenclature, several strains of phytoplasmas, responsible for a stolbur symptom (bushy appearance), have been described under various names: ‘parastolbur’ (stolbur), ‘metastolbur’ (stolbur), ‘northern stolbur’ (probably the Potato witches’ broom), ‘pseudoclassic stolbur’ (undefined) and ‘pseudostolbur’ (a physiological disease). The causes of this are not fully understood but appear to be related to local unfavourable conditions for the leafhoppers. Phytoplasmas do not appear to be transmitted by seeds in the Solanaceae. Prior to sectioning, the stems may be fixed in 5% (v/v) glutaraldehyde, pH 7.0, and stored until use. But considerable damage can occur in tomato crops: the proportion of affected plants may reach 30−40% or, in particularly serious situations, almost all plants. The flavescence dorée (FD) phytoplasma possesses a set of variable membrane proteins (Vmps) exposed on its surface, and this pathogen is suspected to interact with insect cells. One example of a bacterial adhesin is type 1 fimbrial adhesin, a molecule found on the tips of fimbriae of enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC). There is evidence that the phytoplasma multiplies in the body of the leafhopper, and there is an incubation period of about two weeks in nymphs and 6–10 days in adults before the insects are capable of transmitting aster yellows. When facing the inside, FtsH can degrade protein into peptides. The taxonomy of plant pathogenic fastidious xylem-limited and phloem-limited bacteria is still unknown, and even the taxonomy of the plant pathogenic phytoplasmas, and of the spiroplasmas, is still tentative. Phytoplasma diseases on potato appear to increase in importance worldwide. Cultivated host plants include potato, eggplant, peppers, corn, Ipomoea obscura, lettuce, carrot, spinach, celery, courgettes, Brussels sprouts, onion, bean, dahlia, Hydrangea macrophylla, Lavandula officinalis, olive tree, Primula sp., Viola odorata. For example, the leafhopper Macrosteles quadrilineatus laid 30% more eggs on plants that expressing SAP11 transgenically than control plants, and 60% more eggs on plants infected with AY-WB. 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 — 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 — Gram-positive bacteria, Class: Firmibacteria — 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 — 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 — 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. Thus, accurate identification of phytoplasma and insect vectors, coupled with a better understanding of disease epidemiology and vector population dynamics, is essential to effective management of phytoplasma diseases in potatoes (Munyaneza 2010a). Effector proteins play an important role in the virulence of plant pathogens such as phytoplasma, which are the causative agents of hundreds of different plant diseases. Sucrose, the main sugar in the phloem sap of plants, could be used as a source of carbon and energy, but in sequenced phytoplasmas the gene for sucrose phosphorylase, which is important for sucrose degradation, is absent or fragmented. Like the plant-pathogenic spiroplasmas, they inhabit the phloem sieve tubes of their host plants after infection by an insect vector (usually belonging to the family of Cicadelli), but they depend completely on their host and so far it has been impossible to cultivate them in vitro. Phytoplasma australiense,[48] and Ca. [12], Many plant pathogens produce virulence factors (i.e., effectors) that modulate or interfere with normal host processes to the benefit of the pathogens. Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V. or its licensors or contributors. In recent years, emerging phytoplasma diseases of potato have become increasingly important in many potato-producing areas around the world. Like other prokaryotes, phytoplasmic DNA is distributed throughout the cytoplasm, instead of being concentrated in a nucleus. The phytoplasma cell membranes studied to date usually contain a single immunodominant protein of unknown function that constitutes most of the protein in the membrane. 2010, Ember et al. Propulsion is generated by a propagation of kink pairs down the length of the cell, caused by a processive change of cell helicity. 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. Phytoplasmas have been associated with diseases affecting hundreds of plant species, including many economically important food crops, ornamentals, and trees (Seemüller et 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. 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. In 2009, a secreted protein, termed “tengu-su inducer” (TENGU; C0H5W6), was identified from a phytoplasma causing yellowing of onions; this was the first phytoplasmal virulence factor to be described. [13] TENGU was suggested to inhibit both auxin- and jasmonic acid-related pathways, thereby affecting plant development. 1 Corley & Tinker, 2003; 2: Turner & Gillbanks, 2003; 3: Turner, 1981; 4: Renard, 1976; 5: de Franqueville & Diabate, 2005; 6: Gomez et al., 2005a. A freeze microtome is preferred for sectioning. Four sequences, Imp-B, Imp-N, Imp-C and Imp-S were respectively obtained by using combined primers ImpF1/ImpR1, ImpF1/ImpR2, ImpF2/ImpR1 and ImpF2/ImpR2. Multiplication of the bacteria occurs both in the plant and in the insect hosts. Some phytoplasmas contain extrachromosomal DNA such as plasmids. Transmission from an infected plant to an insect vector occurs by the uptake of bacteria along with the phloem sap. Mycoplasma (plural mycoplasmas or mycoplasmata) is a genus of bacteria that lack a cell wall around their cell membranes. Each cell is covered with a unit lipoprotein cytoplasmic membrane which is 7.5 – 10 µm thick. Their genomes lack all known genes coding for cytoskeleton or flagellum elements, suggesting that translocation of cells in planta is a passive event caused by the flow of phloem sap. The results showed that VmpA is expressed by the flavescence dorée phytoplasma present in … RAD23 proteins are also required for promoting leafhopper vector egg laying on plants that express SAP54 and are infected with AY-WB phytoplasma. Bacterial diversity analysis. Drug for Humans Checks Palm Trees Disease. The map was generated with single and double digestions of the chromosome with Bss HII, Sma I, Mlu I, and Apa I restriction endonucleases and resolving the fragments by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. 2002, Khadhair et al. Poor quality sequences were obtained in twelve out of 96 insect specimens that were excluded from further analyses (Table 1).Sequencing of the V4 region of the 16S rRNA gene on the ‘Ca.P. 1993, Salazar and Javasinghe 2001, Slack 2001). Phytoplasmas from subgroup B have a global distribution and are very common in Japan, Europe (Italy and Portugal). The complete genome sequences of two phytoplasmas provided some insights into the anabolic and catabolic pathways utilized by phytoplasmas. The PMU1‐encoded membrane proteins may change the phytoplasma membrane surface composition to facilitate insect cell infection, such as adhering to and invasion of insect cells, and avoiding or counteracting insect immune defence responses. John L. Capinera, in Handbook of Vegetable Pests, 2001. Phytoplasma species, characterized by distinctive biological, phytopathological, and genetic properties. Plants infected early are rather bushy, because of the development of numerous axillary branches. These genomes are characterized b… [57] Phytoplasma taxonomy is complicated because the organisms cannot be cultured; methods normally used to classify prokaryotes are thus not available. [40] 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. MLO’s in the phloem of chrysanthemums (Bertaccini et al., 1990) can be detected by fluorescence microscopy (Davies et al., 1986). In contrast, no inhibition occurs in infected plants because of fructose utilization by S. citri. Phyllody caused by phytoplasma infection on Cosmos spp. In the case of stolbur, symptoms are often more severe and infected plants may wilt and die soon after they exhibit initial infection symptoms. Some Important Diseases of Oil Palm in Central and South Americas. The phytoplasma(s), once in the insect, multiply in the intestinal wall cells and then cross it. Energy generation in phytoplasmas seems to be restricted to glycolysis because ATP synthases are absent. This is the main difference between mycoplasma and bacteria. A bacterial species is really a group of bacterial strains that share certain phenotypic and genotypic characteristics. 2007a, 2009a, 2010a, Girsova et al. The repeats are clustered into large units, named PMUs and SVMs, which have had a major influence on phytoplasma genome evolution. Many phytoplasma-infected plants develop a bushy or "witch's broom" appearance due to changes in their normal growth patterns. 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). The host range varies with the phytoplasma. [55] In 2004, the generic name phytoplasma was adopted and is currently of Candidatus (Ca.) Once in contact with the leaf, they penetrate the phloem vessels to feed, injecting or withdrawing phytoplasmas in the process. Adventitious roots sometimes appear on the stems. 1969, Harrison and Roberts 1969, Maramorosch et al. [2] The empirical use of antibiotics such as tetracycline was additionally employed. Most plants exhibit apical dominance but infection can trigger the proliferation of axillary (side) shoots and a reduction in internode size. The vector of Candidatus Phytoplasma solani is a leafhopper: Hyalesthes obsoletus. Mutations in the fruA and fruK genes also resulted in decreased phytopathogenicity. Black nightshade is a host of Candidatus Phytoplasma solani. 2003; Lee et al. About eighty samples can be handled per day. 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