EPPO Global Database

'Candidatus Phytoplasma trifolii'(PHYPTR)

Distribution details in Iran

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2018: Present, no details
Comments
Symptoms similar to palm lethal yellowing were observed in 2013 in Khuzestan Province (Iran) in date palm (Phoenix dactylifera). Two phytoplasma strains belonging to subgroups 16SrVI‐A ('Ca. P. trifolii') and 16SrVII‐A ('Ca. P. fraxini') were detected.
References
* Mazraie MA, Faghihi MM, Samavi S, Seyahooei MA, Bagheri A, Rowshan GH (2018) First report of a 'Candidatus Phytoplasma trifolii'-related strain associated with rapeseed witches' broom in Iran. New Disease Reports 38, 19. http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2018.038.019

* Zamharir MG, Eslahi MR (2019) Molecular study of two distinct phytoplasma species associated with streak yellows of date palm in Iran. Journal of Phytopathology 167, 19-25.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Turkey Present, no details view...