EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Liberibacter africanus'(LIBEAF)

Distribution details in Kenya

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, no details
From CABI Disease map 765 (1998): Present, no details
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (1990/03) : most serious disease of citrus.

EPPO Reporting Service (2020/053) : during surveys (2017/2018), ‘Ca. L. africanus subsp. clausenae’ was found in the Western region.
References
* Ajene IJ, Khami FM, van Asch B, Pietersen G, Seid N, Rwomushana I, Ombura FLO, Momanyi G, Finyange P, Rasowo BA, Tanga CM, Mohammed S, Ekesi S (2020) Distribution of Candidatus Liberibacter species in Eastern Africa, and the first report of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus in Kenya. Science Reports 10, 3919 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-60712-0

* Rasowo BA, Khamis FM, Mohamed SA, Ajene IJ, Aidoo OF, Ombura L, Sétamou M, Ekesi S, Borgemeister C (2019) African citrus greening disease in East Africa: incidence, severity, and distribution patterns. Journal of Economic Entomology 112(5), 2389-2397.
------ Mainly 'Ca. L. africanus subsp. clausenae'.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Ethiopia Present, no details view...
Somalia Present, no details view...
Tanzania Present, restricted distribution view...
Uganda Present, no details view...