EPPO Global Database

Citrus tristeza virus(CTV000)

Distribution details in Syria

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2012: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2006
EPPO Reporting Service (2009/062) : first found in 2006, present in the main citrus-growing areas of Lattakia and Tartous.
* Abou Kubaa R, Djelouah K, D’Onghia AM, Addante R, Jamal M (2008) First report from Syria of Citrus tristeza virus in Citrus spp. Plant Disease 92(10), p 1468.

* Abou Kubaa R, D’Onghia AM, Djelouah K, Savino V, Saponari M (2008) Characterization of Citrus tristeza virus isolates recovered in Syria and Apulia (Southern Italy) using different molecular tools. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 51(3), 496-504.
------- Strains characterized as VT-genotype (so potentially severe strains).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Israel Present, restricted distribution view...
Jordan Present, restricted distribution view...
Lebanon Present, widespread view...
Turkey Present, restricted distribution view...