EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus'(LIBEAS)

Distribution details in Uganda

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2020: Absent, invalid record
'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). In later studies, Ajene et al. (2020) detected 'Ca. L. africanus' and 'Ca. L. africanus subsp. clausenae'.
* 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
------- 'Ca. L. africanus' and 'Ca. L. africanus subsp. clausenae' were detected.

* 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, restricted distribution view...
Tanzania Absent, invalid record view...