EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Liberibacter americanus'(LIBEAM)

Distribution details in Brazil

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2009: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2004
From CABI Disease map 995 (2007): Present, restricted distribution
From NPPO: Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (2004/103) : first report from Brazil in 15 municipalities in the centre-south region of São Paulo state. A new strain may be involved.

EPPO Reporting Service (2004/145) : confirmation by molecular techniques that the report is indeed of L. asiaticus.

EPPO Reporting Service (2005/022) : with new primers, the Brazilian isolate has been shown to be different from L. asiaticus and is now named L. americanus.

As of March 2009, huanglongbing was reported in 241 municipalities in São Paulo, Paranã and Minas Gerais States.
* Coletta-Filho, H.D.; Targon, M.L.P.N.; Takita, M.A.; De Negri, J.D.; Pompeu Jr., J.; Machado, M.A.; do Amaral, A.M.; Muller, G.W. (2004) First report of the causal agent of Huanglongbing (‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’) in Brazil. Plant Disease, 88(12), p 1382.

ProMED posting of 2004-07-23. Huanglongbin, citrus – Brazil: new strain ?http://www.promedmail.org

* Lopes S (2009) Current HLB research in Brazil. Phytopathology 99(6), S 156.

* Teixeira, D. C.; Danet, J. L.; Eveillard, S.; Martins, E. C.; Jesus, W. C. de Jr.; Yamamoto, P. T.; Lopes, S. A.; Bassanezi, R. B.; Ayres, A. J.; Saillard, C.; Bové, J. M. (2005) Molecular and Cellular Probes 19 (3), 173-179.

* Teixeira, D. C.; Saillard, C.; Eveillard, S.; Danet, J. L.; Costa, P. I. da; Ayres, A. J.; Bove, J. (2005) International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 55 (5), 1857-1862.
------- First description.

* Texeira DC, Ayres J, Kitajima EW, Danet L, Jagoueix-Eveillard S, Saillard C, Bové JM (2005) First report of a Huanglongbing-like disease of Citrus in Sao Paulo State, Brazil and association of a new Liberibacter species ‘Candidatus Liberibacter americanus’, with the disease. Plant Disease, 89(1), p 107.
------- First record. Near Araraquara city.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Paraguay Absent, invalid record view...