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Three-Dimensional Structure and Morphology of Mycoplasmalike Bodies Associated With Albino Disease of Prunus avium. Edwin R. Florance, Assistant Professor of Botany, Biology Department, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR 97219; H. Ronald Cameron, Professor of Plant Pathology, Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331 USA. Phytopathology 68:75-80. Accepted for publication 13 April 1977. Copyright 1978 The American Phytopathological Society, 3340 Pilot Knob Road, St. Paul, MN 55121. All rights reserved.. DOI: 10.1094/Phyto-68-75.

Mycoplasmalike bodies were found in association with albino disease of Prunus avium L. The bodies were present in mature sieve tube elements of diseased tissue but not in healthy controls. The bodies ranged from 0.15 to 1.0 μm in diameter and 0.5 to 1.8 μm in length. Morphologically the bodies were spherical or tubular. Some of the tubular bodies were branched, and some bodies were attached to stacked endoplasmic reticulum.

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