Candidatus Phytoplasma solani

Candidatus Phytoplasma solani

Symptoms on grape
Common names Black wood of grapevine
Bois noir
Maize redness
Stolbur of potato
Stolbur of tobacco
Stolbur of tomato
Tree peony yellows disease
Causal agents Candidatus Phytoplasma solani
Hosts Vine, maize, potato, tobacco, tomato, tree peony
Vectors Hyalesthes obsoletus
Distribution France, China

Candidatus Phytoplasma solani, the causal agent of the black wood of grapevine, is a bacterial Phytoplasma species[1] of the 16SrXII group.

The black wood of grapevine disease is classified as part of the grapevine yellows.

Ca. Phytoplasma solani is also associated with the tree peony (Paeonia suffruticosa) yellows disease in China.[2]

See also


  1. 'Candidatus Phytoplasma solani', a novel taxon associated with stolbur- and bois noir-related diseases of plants. Quaglino F, Zhao Y, Casati P, Bulgari D, Bianco PA, Wei W and Davis RE, Int J Syst Evol Microbiol., August 2013, volume 63 (Pt 8), pages 2879-2894, doi:10.1099/ijs.0.044750-0
  2. Identification of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma solani’ Associated with Tree Peony Yellows Disease in China. Ying Gao, Ping-Ping Qiu, Wen-Hao Liu, Wen-Min Su, Shu-Peng Gai, Yuan-Cun Liang and Xiao-Ping Zhu, Journal of Phytopathology, March 2013, Volume 161, Issue 3, pages 197–200, doi:10.1111/jph.12025
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