EPPO Global Database

Cape St Paul wilt phytoplasma(PHYP55)

Distribution details in Nigeria

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 1997: Present, no details
First recorded in: 1917
EPPO Reporting Service (97/222): the lethal yellowing called Awka disease in Nigeria is caused by a phytoplasma identical with that causing Cape St Paul disease in Ghana (but different from those in other West African countries, in East Africa, and in the Caribbean).
* Tymon, A.M.; Jones, P.; Harrison, N.A. (1997) Detection and differentiation of African coconut phytoplasmas: RFLP analysis of PCR-amplified 16S rDNA and DNA hybridisation. Annals of applied Biology, 31(1), 91-102.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Benin Present, no details view...
Cameroon Present, no details view...