EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 2001 Num. article: 2001/093

Details on the situation of Xanthomonas vesicatoria in southern Spain

During the 1993/97 growing seasons, surveys were carried out near Almería (southern Spain) on the occurrence of bacterial diseases of tomato. The province of Almería is a major tomato-growing region, in particular for the production of tomatoes during cold period under protected conditions. Diseased tomato plants were collected from commercial crops (22 houses). 64 bacterial strains were isolated and identified. 41 strains were found pathogenic and the most frequently isolated pathogens were: Erwinia amylovora subsp. carotovora, Pseudomonas corrugata, Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato and Xanthomonas vesicatoria (EPPO A2 quarantine pest).


Cazorla, F.M.; Pérez-García, A.; Rivera, M.E.; Codina, J.C.; Torés, J.A.; de Vicente, A. (2000) Bacterial diseases of tomato in southern Spain: application of a detached tissue assay to evaluated bacterial pathogenicity.
Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin, 30(4), 351-356.