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Occurrence of Squash yellow mild mottle virus and Pepper golden mosaic virus in Potential New Hosts in Costa Rica
Leaf samples of Solanum lycopersicum, Capsicum annuum, Cucurbita moschata, Cucurbita pepo, Sechium edule and Erythrina spp. were collected. All samples were positive for begomoviruses using polymerase chain reaction and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
Citrus Huanglongbing Associated with ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ Present in the Northern Region of Costa Rica but Has Not Been Detected in Other Citrus- Growing Areas
Since 2011, citrus Huanglongbing (HLB, ex-greening) disease has been detected in Los Chiles, Costa Rica, close to the Nicaraguan border, by the State Phytosanitary Service (Servicio Fitosanitario del Estado; SFE) and by ...
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 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 ...