EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus'(LIBEAS)

Distribution details in Iran

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 2008
From CABI Disease map 766 (2012): Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (2009/084) : huanglongbing was first reported in 2008. The disease now seems widespread in citrus-growing areas of Southern Iran.

EPPO Reporting Service (2018/011) : found in association with 'Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia' in Southern Kerman province causing a new decline disease on citrus.
* Alizadeh H, Quaglino F, Azadvar M, Kumar S, Alizadeh A, Bolboli F, Casati P, Bianco PA (2017) First report of a new citrus decline disease (CDD) in association with double and single infection by ‘Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus’ and ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia’ related strains in Iran. Plant Disease 101(12), p 2145.

* Faghihi MM, Salehi M, Bagheri A, Izadpanah K (2008) First report of citrus huanglongbing disease on orange in Iran. Plant Pathology 58(4), p 793.

* Saberi E, Alavi SM, Safaie N (2018) Diversity and characterization of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus strains causing huanglongbing disease in Iran, based on two prophage loci. Journal of Phytopathology 166(9), 601-674.

Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Pakistan Present, no details view...