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Phytopathogenic Mollicutes
Year : 2019, Volume : 9, Issue : 1
First page : ( 79) Last page : ( 80)
Print ISSN : 2249-4669. Online ISSN : 2249-4677.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2249-4677.2019.00040.9

Near-infrared spectroscopy analysis-a useful tool to detect apple proliferation diseased trees?

Barthel Dana*, Fischnaller Stefanie, Eisenstecken Daniela, Kerschbamer Christine, Messner Manuel, Dordevic Nikola, Robatscher Peter, Janik Katrin

Laimburg Research Centre, Vaden/Pfatten, Bolzano/Bozen, Italy/Italie

*Corresponding author e-mail: Dana Barthel (dana.barthel@laimburg.it)

Online published on 25 July, 2019.


Apple proliferation is associated with the presence of the bacterium ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma mali’. An infection with this pathogen leads to changes of the physiological state of the apple tree. In this study, it was applied near-infrared spectroscopy to measure these changes. In preliminary analysis based on a quadratic discriminant analysis the first indications that it might be possible to discriminate diseased from uninfected sample material were achieved.



Apple proliferation, near-infrared spectroscopy, .


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