EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Liberibacter africanus'(LIBEAF)

Distribution details in Uganda

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Present, no details
'Ca. L. asiaticus' was reported to be present in Uganda in 2012 (Kalyebi et al., 2015), but further studies showed that the pathogen was 'Ca. L. africanus subsp. clausenae' (Roberts et al., 2017).

EPPO Reporting Service (2020/053) : surveys (2017/2018) have showed that both ‘Ca. L. africanus’ and ‘Ca. L. africanus subsp. capensis’ occurred in the Western region and that ‘Ca. L. africanus subsp. clausenae’ was the only species in the Eastern region.
* 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

* Kalyebi A, Aisu G, Ramathani I, Ogwang J, McOwen N, Russell P (2015) Detection and identification of etiological agents (Liberibacter spp.) associated with citrus greening disease in Uganda. Uganda Journal of Agricultural Sciences 16(1), 43-54.

* Roberts R, Cook G, Grout TG, Khamis F, Rwomushana I, Nderitu PW, Seguni Z, Materu CL, Pietersen G, Ekesi S, le Roux HF (2017) Resolution of the identity of 'Candidatus Liberibacter' species from huanglongbing-affected citrus in East Africa. Plant Disease 101(8), 1481-1488.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Kenya Present, no details view...
Rwanda Present, no details view...
Tanzania Present, restricted distribution view...