Phytoplasma pp 189-204 | Cite as

Tuf and secY PCR Amplification and Genotyping of Phytoplasmas

  • Xavier Foissac
  • Jean-Luc Danet
  • Sylvie Malembic-Maher
  • Pascal Salar
  • Dana Šafářová
  • Pavla Válová
  • Milan NavrátilEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 938)


Tuf and secY genotyping techniques have been developed to distinguish phytoplasma strains. Tuf polymerase chain reaction sequence analyses are available for phytoplasma taxonomic groups 16SrI, 16SrV, 16SrXII-A, and XII-B. In addition to their use to confirm the taxonomic status of phytoplasma strains, they allow the spread of phytoplasma strains in host plants and insect vectors to be traced. SecY is more variable than tuf and is therefore more discriminatory than tuf, but secY and tuf phylogenies show congruence.

Key words

Epidemiology Genetic diversity Polymerase chain reaction Phylogenetic analysis secY tuf 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xavier Foissac
    • 1
  • Jean-Luc Danet
    • 1
  • Sylvie Malembic-Maher
    • 1
  • Pascal Salar
    • 1
  • Dana Šafářová
    • 2
  • Pavla Válová
    • 2
  • Milan Navrátil
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.UMR1332 Fruit Biology and PathologyINRA, University of BordeauxVillenave d’OrnonFrance
  2. 2.Department of Cell Biology and GeneticsPalacký UniversityOlomoucCzech Republic

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