EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 2012 Num. article: 2012/117

‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ detected on tomato plants in Texas (US)

In the USA, the presence of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ has been detected for the first time in field tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) in Texas (Lubbock county). In August 2008, 30% of tomato plants in several field plots showed yellowing, lateral stem dieback, upward leaf curling, enlargement of stems, adventitious roots and swollen nodes.


French-Monar, RD, Patton AF, Douglas JM, Abad JA, Schuster G, Wallace RW, Wheeler TA (2010) First report of ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ on field tomatoes in the United States. Plant Disease 94(4), p 481.