EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris'(PHYPAS)

Distribution details in Australia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2019: Absent, invalid record
From CABI Disease map 056 (1976): Present, restricted distribution
The earlier record (Chambers, 1961) was probably based on disease symptoms only (no identification was made) and has never been confirmed by other studies. This record is considered to be invalid. The NPPO of Australia officially confirmed the absence of 'Ca. P. asteris' from its territory in 2019.
* Chambers SC (1961) Plant diseases in Western Australia. Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4, 2(10), Article 14. https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol2/iss10/14
------- As 'Aster yellows virus' on lettuce in Albany (Western Australia) in 1959.

* NPPO of Australia via correspondance with CABI (2019-01).