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Apple proliferation is an economically important disease and a threat for commercial apple cultivation. The causative pathogen, the bacterium 'Candidatus Phytoplasma mali', is mainly transmitted by Cacopsylla picta, a phloem-feeding insect that develops on the apple tree (Malus spp.). To investigate the feeding behavior of adults of the phytoplasma vector Cacopsylla picta in more detail, we used deep sequencing technology to identify plant-specific DNA ingested by the insect. Adult psyllidsdoi:10.3390/insects11120835 pmid:33255992 fatcat:ql5jb7dmpjhmlpkaruzinjcely