volume 167, issue 3, P171-185 2019
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12766
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Elena Gonella, Rosemarie Tedeschi, Elena Crotti, Alberto Alma

Abstract: Abstract Some pathogenic phloem‐limited bacteria are a major threat for worldwide agriculture due to the heavy economic losses caused to many high‐value crops. These disease agents – phytoplasmas, spiroplasmas, liberibacters, and Arsenophonus‐like bacteria – are transmitted from plant to plant by phloem‐feeding Hemiptera vectors. The associations established among pathogens and vectors result in a complex network of interactions involving also the whole microbial community harboured by the insect host. Intera…

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