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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 ...
First Report of Xylella fastidiosa Infecting Citrus in Costa Rica
Citrus variegated chlorosis (CVC) is an important disease mainly of sweet orange (Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck) cultivars. It was first described in Brazil in the state of Sā Paulo in 1987 (4). The disease has spread to all ...
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 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 Orchid fleck virus in Costa Rica
Orchid fleck virus (OFV), a tentative member of the family Rhabdoviridae, infects orchids in several countries. The virus is vectored worldwide by the mite Brevipalpus californicus (Banks) (Acari: Tenuipalpidae). Eleven ...