Virus of Plant Trypanosomes (Phytomonas Spp.)

  • M. Dollet
  • S. Marche
  • D. Gargani
  • E. Muller
  • T. Baltz
Part of the Developments in Plant Pathology book series (DIPP, volume 7)


Trypanosomes have been known to exist in the laticifers of latex-bearing plants since 1909 (15). The pathogenicity of these organisms in plants has been the subject of much discussion, but it can now be said that no plant diseases exist with which intralaticiferous trypanosomes are specifically associated (5). On the other hand, intraphloemic trypanosomes are specifically associated with decay in cultivated plants in South America: coffee phloem necrosis (25), coconut Hartrot (21), oil palm Marchitez (8), and in the Caribbean: decay in Alpiniapurpurata (P. Hunt, M. Dollet, 1991, not published).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Dollet
    • 1
  • S. Marche
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. Gargani
    • 1
  • E. Muller
    • 1
  • T. Baltz
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Phytovirologie des Régions Chaudes CIRAD-ORSTOMUnité de Recherche Commune Virologie CIRADMontpellier Cedex 1France
  2. 2.Laboratoire d’Immunologie et Parasitologie MoléculaireUniversité Bordeaux IIBordeauxFrance

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