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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 ...
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 ...
‘Candidatus Phytoplasma costaricanum’ a novel phytoplasma associated with an emerging disease in soybean (Glycine max).
A novel phytoplasma, designated strain SoyST1c1, associated with a newly emerging disease in soybean (Glycine max), known as soybean stunt (SoyST), was found in 2002 in a soybean plantation in Alajuela Province, Costa Rica. ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...