Plant Mycoplasmas: Serological Relation between Agents Associated with Citrus Stubborn and Corn Stunt Diseases

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Science  23 Nov 1973:
Vol. 182, Issue 4114, pp. 827-829
DOI: 10.1126/science.182.4114.827


Growth-inhibition and precipitin tests established that antigens of the helical mycoplasma-like organism (Spiroplasma citri) associated with citrus stubborn disease are serologically related to antigens in corn infected with stunt disease but not in healthy corn.