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First Report of Xylella fastidiosa in Avocado in Costa Rica
Since the late 1990s, chlorotic mottling, marginal scorch, deformation of leaves, defoliation, shortening of internodes, and branch dieback have been observed in avocado trees (Persea americana Mill.) in Costa Rica. The ...
Isolation and molecular characterization of Xylella fastidiosa from coffee plants in Costa Rica.
Coffee plants exhibiting a range of symptoms including mild to severe curling of leaf margins, chlorosis and deformation of leaves, stunting of plants, shortening of internodes, and dieback of branches have been reported ...
Catharanthus roseus (Apocynaceae) naturally infected with diverse phytoplasmas in Costa Rica
Catharanthus roseus (Apocynaceae) naturalmente infectada con diversos fitoplasmas en Costa Rica
Phytoplasmas (class Mollicutes) are causal agents of plant diseases with an economic impact on crops or threatening local biodiversity. A survey was conducted from 2012 to 2016 on infected Catharanthus roseus plants that ...
First Report of Xylella fastidiosa in Nerium oleander in Costa Rica
Oleander (Nerium oleander L.) shrubs presenting mottling, leaf tip and margin scorch, short internodes, defoliation, and branch dieback were observed at different localities in the Central Valley in Costa Rica. Severity ...
Genipa americana and Ageratina anisochroma, two new hosts of Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris in Costa Rica
We report two new plant species hosts for Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris: Genipa americana (Rubiaceae) and Ageratina anisochroma (Asteraceae). Phytoplasma infections were detected by real-time loop-mediated isothermal ...