EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia'(PHYPAF)

Distribution details in United Arab Emirates

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, widespread
From CABI Disease map 792 (1999): Present, widespread
Reported to by present by M.M. Taher (Travel report, FAO, 1990-03-27).

EPPO Reporting Service (1998/67) : now widespread.
* Al-Abadi, SY, Al-Sadi AM, Dickinson M, Al-Hammadi MS, Al-Shariqi R, Al-Yahyai RA, Kazerooni EA, Bertaccini A (2016) Population genetic analysis reveals a low level of genetic diversity of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia’ causing witches’ broom disease in lime. SpringerPlus 5, 1701. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40064-016-3401-0

* Al‐Ghaithi AG, Al‐Sadi AM, Al‐Hammadi MS, Al‐Shariqi RM, Al‐Yahyai RA, Al‐Mahmooli IH, Carvalho CM, Elliot SL, Hogenhout SA (2017) Expression of phytoplasma‐induced witches’ broom disease symptoms in acid lime (Citrus aurantifolia) trees is affected by climatic conditions. Plant Pathology 66(8), 1380-1388.

* Al-Ghaithi AG, Al-Subhi AM, Mahmooli IH, Al-Sadi AM (2018) Genetic analysis of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia’ associated with witches’ broom on acid lime trees. PeerJ 6, e4480. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.4480
------- High level of genetic similarity among strains collected from acid lime in Oman and United Arab Emirates.

* Al Shuraiki RK (1997) Disease and pest outbreaks – United Arab Emirates. Citrus tristeza in the United Arab Emirates. Arab and Near East Plant Protection Newsletter (FAO), no. 25, p 27.

* Garnier M, Zreik L, Bové JM (1991) Witches' broom, a lethal mycoplasmal disease of lime trees in the sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates. Plant Disease 75(6), 546-551.

* Koizumi M (1995) First international symposium on fruit production in the tropics and subtropics, Kyoto, Japan, 22-23 Aug. 1994. JIRCAS International Symposium Series No. 3, 61-66.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Oman Present, widespread view...
Saudi Arabia Absent, unreliable record view...