Other Plant Disease — Serbia
Rubbery taproot disease (RTD) of sugar beet was observed in Serbia for the 1st time in the 1960s. The disease was already described in neighbouring Bulgaria and Romania at the time, but it was associated with abiotic factors. In this study on sugar beet in Serbia, we provide evidence of the association between _Ca._ P. solani (stolbur phytoplasma) infection and the occurrence of typical RTD symptomatology.
_Ca._ P. solani [CPa] was identified by PCR and sequence analyses of 16S rRNA,