Cherry leaf scorching disease induced by Xylella: a descriptive section included in the new CABI book on cherries

‘Cherries: Botany, Production and Uses’ is a newly-released book dedicated to all professionals working in the cherry value chain. The publication, edited by J.Q. Garcia (INRA Bordeaux, France), A. Iezzoni, (Michigan State University, USA), J. Pulawska (Research Institute of Horticulture, Poland), G. Lang (Michigan State University, USA), has been published by CABI (Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International), with the support of COST Action FA1104 “Sustainable production of high-quality cherries for the European market”.

Authored by an International team of relevant scientific experts, it covers the genetics, ecophysiology, production, protection and uses of cherries.

Within this framework, a contribution has been offered by POnTE researchers, D. Boscia and M. Saponari (CNR-IPSP), who provided the section dedicated to Xylella fastidiosa-associated diseases (i.e. ‘Cherry Leaf Scorching’), with particular reference to the recent discovery of sweet cherry (Prunus avium) as host of X. fastidiosa subsp. pauca phylotype ST53 in Apulia.

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