Phytoplasma infection in tomato is associated with re-organization of plasma membrane, ER stacks, and actin filaments in sieve elements

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Stefanie Vera Buxa; Francesca eDegola; Rachele ePolizzotto; Federica eDe Marco; Alberto eLoschi; Karl-Heinz eKogel; Luigi eSanita' Di Toppi; Aart eVan Bel; Rita eMusetti;

Phytoplasmas, biotrophic wall-less prokaryotes, only reside in sieve elements of their host plants. The essentials of the intimate interaction between phytoplasmas and their hosts are poorly understood, which calls for research on potential ultrastructural modifications... View more