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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 ...
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, ...
Population Genomic Analysis of a Bacterial Plant Pathogen: Novel Insight into the Origin of Pierce’s Disease of Grapevine in the U.S.
Invasive diseases present an increasing problem worldwide; however, genomic techniques are now available to investigate the timing and geographical origin of such introductions. We employed genomic techniques to demonstrate ...
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 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. ...
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 ...