Incursion of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. dieffenbachiae in Romania
In autumn 2004, Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. dieffenbachiae (EPPO A2 List) was detected for the first time in Romania (Vlad et al., 2004) on leaves of a few plants of Dieffenbachia picta on a market. The NPPO of Romania confirmed that this was an isolated case and that the bacterium has not been found again.
The situation of Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. dieffenbachiae in Romania can be described as follows: Absent, isolated finding on commercialized plants in 2004, no longer found.
NPPO of Romania, 2007-03.
Vlad FF, Severin V, Tudose M (2004) [Bacterial blight of Dieffenbachia plants (Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. dieffenbachiae) – a new disease for Romania.] Analele Institutului de Cercetare-Dezvoltare pentru Protectia Plantelor 33, 21-27 (abst.).