Working group 4: Phytoplasma / host interactions
WG4 members (pdf file, please click to download)
Phytoplasma Genome Sequencing Initiative (PGSI) Annotation School II, The John Innes Centre (JIC), Norwich, UK, April 29 – May 03, 2013.
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Phytoplasma Genome Sequencing Initiative (PGSI)
Download minutes PGSI annotation school 22-24 February 2012
WG1-WG4: School on bioinformatical analyses of phytoplasma sequences
5-8 July, 2011,
Download lessons and lectures given by Trainers: Bojan Duduk, Xavier Foissac, Michael Kube, Assunta Bertaccini, Vincent Robert and Gianluigi Cardinali
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NEW: Abstracts of workshop on Phytoplasma classification, Friday July 16th, 2010, Chianciano Terme – Siena - Italy (click to download pdf)
NEW: Pictures of the workshop, click here for the photo gallery
Tasks of Working Group 4 "Phytoplasma/host interactions"
The main objective of working group 4 (WG4) "Phytoplasma/host interactions" is to collect current and future genome sequence/molecular information from phytoplasmas and their hosts and to provide this information to the (phytoplasma) community in a format that is understandable to non molecular biologists so that the available information can be used in management strategies.
More specifically, WG4 was assigned the following tasks:
1. Integrate genomics and bioinformatics information into a single website to allow password-protected access for all members of this Action
2. Identify model systems in which to co-ordinate effort and research funding to enhance understanding of phytoplasma/host interactions
3. Establish a link between phytoplasma genomics achievements and insect vector transmission
4. Co-ordinate research activities on the molecular basis of phytoplasma diseases in plants and insects.
Phytoplasma genome sequence information can be found on the following web sites:
NCBI accession numbers of phytoplasma chromosomes:
Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris, Onion Yellows phytoplasma strain M (OY-M): NC_005303
Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris, Aster Yellows phytoplasma strain Witches' Broom (AY-WB): NC_007716
Candidatus Phytoplasma mali, Apple Proliferation Phytoplasma (AP): NC_011047
Candidatus Phytoplasma australiense, Australian Grapevine Yellows (AUSGY):NC_010544
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