EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2017 Num. article: 2017/134

‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ haplotype E detected on potatoes in Spain

In Spain, ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’* haplotype E which was so far only recorded in Apiaceae, has been detected in potatoes (Solanum tuberosum). The bacterium was found in Cantabria in two potato stores in December 2016.

*        Potato haplotypes (i.e. A, B) and their vector Bactericera cockerelli are included in the EPPO A1 List.


Ministerio de Agricultura y Pesca Alimentación y Medio Ambiante. ‘Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum’ (CaLsol). http://www.mapama.gob.es/es/agricultura/temas/sanidad-vegetal/candidatus_liberibacter_solanacearum/