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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 ...
First Report of the Cymbidium Mosaic Potexvirus (CymMV) Infecting the Terrestrial Orchid Phaius tankervilliae in Costa Rica
In 1996, plants of the terrestrial orchid Phaius tankervilliae from a nursery in the Central Valley of Costa Rica were observed with mild to severe foliar symptoms of chlorotic streak. No differences were observed in growth, ...
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 ...
Infección de la orquídea terrestre Phaius tankervillae (Orchidaceae) con el cymbidium mosaic potexvirus (CymMV) en Costa Rica
En 1996, en un pequeño vívero comercial en la zona oeste del Valle Central de Costa Rica se observaron plantas de la orquídea terrestres Phaius tankervilliae que mostraban síntomas foliares de leves a severos de un estriado ...
Estudio de la distribución de las enfermedades virosas de la caña de azúcar en Costa Rica
El estudio de las enfermedades de origen viral requiere de técnicas inmunológicas de alta precisión y confiabilidad. Haciendo uso de estas herramientas y con el apoyo del Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología y del Centro de ...
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 ...
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 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 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 ...
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 ...