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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 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 ...
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 Iris yellow spot virus in Costa Rica
Iris yellow spot virus (IYSV), an emerging disease of onion crops, was identified by transmission electron microscopy, enzyme linked immunosorbent assay, and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction in Costa Rica. ...
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 ...
Confirmation of Xylella fastidiosa infecting grapes (Vitis vinifera) in Costa Rica
Confirmación de la presencia de Xylella fastidiosa infectando vid (Vitis vinifera) en Costa Rica
In 2003, symptoms of Pierce Disease (PD) were observed in two vineyards established in two different localities in San Jose province (Santa Ana and La Uruca) and in La Garita, Alajuela province. Twenty four symptomatic ...
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, ...
Detección del viroide de la exocortis en plantaciones comerciales, utilizando la selección 861-S1 del cidro Etrog (Citrus medica L.)
Detection of CEVd in an orange grove using the Arizona 861-S1 selection of the ‘Etrog’ citron
La prueba de infectividad empleada tradicionalmente para el viroide de la exocortis consiste en injertar yemas de los árboles por evaluar en clones sensibles, como el cidro Arizona 861-S1, el cual ha sido previamente ...