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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 Citrus Blight in Costa Rica
Citrus blight (CB), causing a chronic decline of citrus, has been an important disease in Florida for over 100 years. CB was first reported in Brazil in the 1980s and is now responsible for the removal of nearly 10% of the ...
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 ...
First report of Xylella fastidiosa infecting coffee in Costa Rica
In 1995, severe symptoms were observed on ‘Caturra’ and ‘Catuaí’ coffee (Coffea arabica L.) varieties in farms in the southern part of the Central Valley in Costa Rica. Symptoms were reduced leaf size, malformation of ...
First Report of New Phytoplasma Diseases Associated with Soybean, Sweet Pepper, and Passion Fruit in Costa Rica
A new soybean disease outbreak occurred in 2002 in a soybean (Glycine max) plantation in Alajuela Province, Costa Rica. Symptoms on the affected plants included general stunting, small leaves, formation of excessive buds, ...
Identification and distribution of melon infecting viruses and their vectors in two provinces of Costa Rica
Papaya ringspot potyvirus (PRSV), watermelon mosaic 2 potyvirus (WMV-2), cucumber mosaic cucumovirus (CMV) and zucchini yellow mosaic potyvirus (ZYMV), singly or in mixed infections, were identified by ELISA in melon ...