EPPO Global Database

Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus(CORBSE)

Distribution details in Egypt

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Absent, unreliable record
First recorded in: 2014
Pest status declared by NPPO: Absent (unconfirmed report only) (2015-09)
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2015/130) : first found in 2014 in potato tubers (Solanum tuberosum cvs. ‘Diamant’ and ‘Spunta’) showing typical symptoms of ring rot were observed in the governorates of Assiut, Gharbia, Menoufia, Minia, and Sohag.

EPPO Reporting Service (2015/162) : the NPPO of Egypt officially declared that ring rot was absent from its territory and pointed out several flaws in the published record (Seleim et al., 2014), including unclear sampling procedures and locations, absence of positive controls in the study, and absence of bacterial strains deposited in a reference collection. This record is considered as unconfirmed. Active surveillance of potato bacteria is continuing in Egypt.
References
* NPPO of Egypt (2015-09).

* Seleim M, Abo-Elyousr K, Mohamed A, Saead F (2014) First report of potato bacterial ring rot caused by Clavibacter michiganensis subsp. sepedonicus in Africa. New Disease Reports 30, 15. [http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2014.030.015]
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Israel Absent, confirmed by survey view...