EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus'(LIBEAS)

Distribution details in Tanzania

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Absent, invalid record
In 2016, D. citri was detected in Tanzania (Shimwela et al., 2016). Further studies then showed that the liberibacter species which occurs in Tanzania is 'Ca. L. africanus subsp. clausenae' (Roberts et al., 2017).
* 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.

* Shimwela MM, Narouei-Khandan, HA, Halbert SE, Keremane ML, Minsavage GV, Timilsina S, Massawe DP, Jones JB, van Bruggen AHC (2016) First occurrence of Diaphorina citri in East Africa, characterization of the Ca. Liberibacter species causing huanglongbing (HLB) in Tanzania, and potential further spread of D. citri and HBL in Africa and Europe. European Journal of Plant Pathology 146(2), 349-368.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Kenya Present, restricted distribution view...
Uganda Absent, invalid record view...