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Subject: Phytoplasma bacteria infecting food crops in Australia and New Zealand
Date posted: April 03, 2001
Source: ProMED mail
Phytoplasma australiense, a bacterium previously recovered from wild plants in New Zealand, has now been found infecting strawberry fields in New Zealand, as well as Australian vineyards and papaya crops.

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