Camelina Pathology -

Detection of aster yellows phytoplasma in false flax based on PCR and RFLP – A.-H. Khadhair, J.P. Tewari, R.J. Howard, and V.H. Paul – Microbiological Research 2001

Summary: False flax (Camelina sativa L.) plants were found to be infected with a yellows-type disease caused by a phytoplasma in experimental plots at the Edmonton Research station, Alberta, Canada. DNA amplification with specific primer pair R16(1)F1/R1 and restriction fragment length polymorphism indicated the presence of AY phytoplasma in the infected false flax sample. This is the first reported characterization of AY phytoplasma in false flax.