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  • Study tracks plant pathogens in leafhoppers from natural areas

    photo of five leafhopper species

    Leafhoppers that are known – or are likely – to transmit phytoplasmas to plants include, clockwise, from top left, species of the genera Hishimonoides, Macrosteles, Amplicephalus, Osbornellus and Amplicephalus. The leafhopper on the lower right, Osbornellus auronitens, was found for the first time to harbor a phytoplasma strain.

    Photo by Christopher Dietrich


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  • Editor’s notes

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    The paper “Comparison of traditional and next-generation approaches for uncovering phytoplasma diversity, with discovery of new groups, subgroups and potential vectors” is available online.

    DOI: 10.3390/biology11070977