'Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia'(PHYPAF)
Distribution details in Saudi Arabia
A phytoplasma has consistently been detected in diseased plants, as well as in a leafhopper (Empoasca decipiens) and weeds (Chenopodium murale, Plantago lanceolata and Convolvulus arvensis). But molecular studies suggested that this phytoplasma is distinct from 'Ca. P. aurantifoliae' (98-99% identity).
* Alhudaib K, Arocha Y, Wilson M, Jones P (2009) Molecular identification, potential vectors and alternative hosts of the phytoplasma associated with a lime decline disease in Saudi Arabia. Crop Protection 28(1), 13-18.
|Iraq||Present, no details|
|United Arab Emirates||Present, widespread|