EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 1995 Num. article: 1995/96

Citrus tristeza closterovirus is present in Belize

A survey has been carried out in Belize, in March/June 1992 for citrus tristeza closterovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) and Toxoptera citricidus (EPPO A1 quarantine pest), in all citrus-growing areas. In total, 2534 samples have been tested for the virus by ELISA. Citrus tristeza closterovirus has been detected in 692 samples, but T. citricidus has not been found. This information complete the report made in RS 95/021.


Herron, C.M.; Sabal, H.H. (1994) Citrus tristeza virus and citrus aphid survey in Belize.
Phytopathology, 84 (8), p 868.

Abstract of a paper presented at the APS Caribbean Division Meeting, September 20-24, 1992, Merida, Venezuela.