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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 ...
First Report of Citrus variegation virus in Palestine Sweet Lime, as Coffee Shade in Costa Rica
Symptoms resembling those of Citrus variegation virus (CVV) were observed in old Palestine sweet lime trees (Citrus limettioides Tan.) used as coffee shade in the Central Valley in Costa Rica. The symptoms include leaf ...
Guazuma ulmifolia (Sterculiaceae), a new natural host of 16SrXV phytoplasma in Costa Rica
Guazuma ulmifolia (Sterculiaceae), un nuevo hospedero natural de fitoplasmas del grupo 16SrXV en Costa Rica
Guacimo trees (Guazuma ulmifolia, Sterculiaceae) showing witches’ broom symptoms (GWB), small leaves, short internodes, stunting and no flower and fruit production were observed on side roads and fences in different areas ...
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 ...