EPPO Global Database

Plenodomus tracheiphilus(DEUTTR)

Distribution details in Israel

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1930s
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, regulated (2011-06)
From CABI Disease map 155 (2004): Present, no details
Mal secco was first reported in Israel in 1930, but it was most likely present in the area long before because typical symptoms of the disease in lemons and citrons had been noted by growers many years earlier. Genetic studies suggested that the entire Israeli population of the fungus probably descended from one common ancestor (Ezra et al., 2007).
* Ben-Hamo M, Ezra D, Krasnov H, Blank L (2020) Spatial and temporal dynamics of mal secco disease spread in lemon orchards in Israel. Phytopathology 110(4): 863-872. doi: 10.1094/PHYTO-06-19-0195-R.
------- in Central plain, Negev desert (South), and Hula valley (North)

* Ezra D, Kroitor T, Sadowsky A (2007) Molecular characterization of Phoma tracheiphila, causal agent of Mal secco disease of citrus, in Israel. European Journal of Plant Pathology 118(2), 183-191.

* NPPO of Israel (2011-06).

* Solel, Z. (1976) Phytopathologische Zeitschrift 85 (1), 90-92.

* Solel, Z.; Oren, Y. (1975) Plant Disease Reporter 59 (12), 945-946.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Egypt Present, no details view...
Lebanon Present, no details view...
Syria Present, no details view...