Distribution details in Venezuela
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated
2014: Present, no details
Since 2006, soft-rot symptoms have been sporadically observed in Capsicum annuum fruits grown under glasshouse conditions in Caracas. Studies showed that Serratia marcescens was associated with this soft-rot disease.
* Gillis A, Rodriguez M, Santana MA (2014) Serratia marcescens associated with bell pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) soft-rot disease under greenhouse conditions. European Journal of Plant Pathology 138(1), 1-8.