EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 2001 Num. article: 2001/092

Details on the situation of Xanthomonas vesicatoria in Yugoslavia


In Yugoslavia, Xanthomonas vesicatoria (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was first described in 1957. On tomato crops, the bacterium is not considered of economic importance but the situation on sweet peppers (Capsicum annuum) is different as serious losses have been observed. Recent surveys confirmed this situation. Only one outbreak of X. vesicatoria was detected on tomato. In 1998, symptoms (corky scabs) were noted on mature tomato fruits in a single field, in the central part of the country. On capsicum, many diseased samples were collected from various localities in Yugoslavia. In this study, no resistant strains to streptomycin or to copper compounds were found.