EPPO Global Database

Xanthomonas citri pv. citri(XANTCI)

Distribution details in Saudi Arabia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2023: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1983
From CABI Disease map 011 (2006): Present, no details
EPPO Reporting Services 462 (1986) and 504/01 (1988).

EPPO Reporting Service (1993/204) : first found in 1983 in Southwestern region of country, has now spread to the Western region.

According to Ibrahim et al. (2017), citrus canker is endemic in 3 of the 11 main citrus-growing regions in Saudi-Arabia.
* Al-Saleh MA, Ibrahim YE (2010) Population dynamics of Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri on symptomless citrus fruits under Saudi Arabia conditions and effects of post-harvest treatments on survival of the bacteria. Journal of Plant Pathology 92(3), 601-605.

* Ibrahim YE, Saleh AA, Al-Saleh MA (2017) Management of Asiatic citrus canker under field conditions in Saudi Arabia using bacteriophages and acibenzolar-S-methyl. Plant Disease 101(5), 761-765.

* Ibrahim YE, Widyawan A, Pruvost O, Sharafaddin AH, Boyer K, Al‐Saleh MA (2023) Characterization of Xanthomonas citri pv. citri from the western and southwestern regions of Saudi Arabia based on CRISPR typing. Plant Pathology 72(6), 1149–1159.

* Mlot, C. (1984) For the sake of citrus. Science News 126 (24), 380-381.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Iraq Present, no details view...
Oman Present, no details view...
United Arab Emirates Present, no details view...
Yemen Present, no details view...