EPPO Global Database

Coconut lethal yellowing phytoplasma(PHYP56)

Distribution details in Dominican Republic

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2011: Present, no details
First recorded in: 1915
From CABI Disease map 768 (1998): Present, no details
Comments
First record in 1915, confirmed in 1962 in the northern coastal provinces of Puerto Plata, Santiago, Dajabon and Luperon. No further spread of lethal yellowing was reported during 1969 to 1986, which is attributed to quarantine and eradication programs in the affected provinces (although natural barriers e.g. topography, edaphic factors, and an abundance of non-host palms could also have contributed). However in 2006, symptoms of lethal yellowing were seen on the southern coast and were found to be associated with a new 16SrIV group phytoplasma.
References
* Hichez F., E. (1974) Proceedings of the Tropical Region, American Society for Horticultural Science 18, 37-41.

* Hichez, F. E. (1974) Proceedings of the Tropical Region, American Society for Horticultural Science 18, 37-41.

* Howard, F. W.; Kramer, J. P.; Feliz Peralta, M. (1981) Folia Entomologica Mexicana No. 47, 39-49.

* Martinez RT, Narvaez M, Fabre S, Harrison N, Oropeza C, Dollet M, Hichez E (2007) Coconut lethal yellowing on the Southern Coast of the Dominican Republic is associated with a new 16Sr IV group phytoplasma. Plant Pathology 57(2) p 366.

* Serra CA, Cayetano X, Féliz A, Ferreira M, García S, Godoy G, Halpay M, Martínez RT, Méndez RM, de Dios Moya J, Silverio L, Matos L (2011) Impacts of recently emerged invasive exotic species and major threats to the Dominican Agriculture. Proceedings of the Caribbean Food Crops Society 47, 146-156.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Haiti Present, widespread view...