EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum'(PHYPPR)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2012: Present, restricted distribution
From CABI Disease map 752 (1998): Present, no details
From NPPO: Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (93/121): continuously spreading, especially in Emilia-Romagna and Campania. Although plum leptonecrosis has been attributed to this pathogen, it seemed (1993) that another MLO was involved.

EPPO Reporting Service (96/023): in Trentino region on European plum. Now considered, like plum leptonecrosis, to be part of "European stonefruit yellows phytoplasma". This also causes several diseases of peach in southern Italy: peach vein enlargement, decline, rosette (in Campania).
* Giunchedi, L.; Marani, F.; Credi, R. (1978) Mycoplasma-like bodies associated with plum decline (leptonecrosis). Phytopathologia mediterranea 17, 205-209.

* Lorenz, K. H.; Dosba, F.; Poggi-Pollini, C.; Llacer, G.; Seemuller, E. (1994) Zeitschrift fur Pflanzenkrankheiten und Pflanzenschutz 101 (6), 567-575.
------- North.

* Marcone, C.; Ragozzino, A.; Seemuller, E. (1996) Journal of Phytopathology 144 (11-12), 559-564.
------- Campania, on Prunus spp.

* Marcone, C.; Ragozzino, A.; Seemuller, E. (1996) Plant Pathology 45 (5), 857-863.
------- Campania, on Corylus avellana.

* Poggi-Pollini, C.; Giunchedi, L.; Gambin, E. (1993) Phytopathologia Mediterranea 32 (3), 188-192.
------- On Japanese plum (as leptonecrosis), apricot (as apricot chlorotic leaf roll) and peach in north and central Italy.

* Ragozzino, A.; Pugliano, G.; Angelaccio, C. (1983) [Growth disorders in apricot and plum associated with mycoplasma infections]. Informatore fitopatologico 33 (10), 47-50 (in Italian).

* Steffeck R, Follak S, Sauvion N, Labonne G, MacLeod A (2012) Distribution of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma prunorum’ and its vector Cacopsylla pruni in European fruit-growing areas: a review. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 42(2), 191-202.
------- Widespread (Campania, Calabria, Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Lombardia, Molise, Piemonte, Sardegna, Toscana, Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto).
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Present, restricted distribution view...
France Present, restricted distribution view...
France Corse Present, no details view...
Slovenia Present, widespread view...
Switzerland Present, restricted distribution view...