EPPO Global Database

Xanthomonas euvesicatoria pv. perforans(XANTPF)

Distribution details in Italy

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2021: Present, few occurrences
Pest status declared by NPPO: Present, at low prevalence (2021-01)
EPPO Reporting Service (2013/245) : during a survey carried out in 2011-2012 in the province of Syracuse (Sicilia), X. perforans was detected in 2 greenhouse tomato crops showing pith necrosis, vascular discolouration, longitudinal splits and external lesions on stems.

NPPO (2021): first found in 2017 in Tuscany on Solanum lycopersicum in a nursery. Eradication measures were applied. Inspections in 2018, 2019 and 2020 in Tuscany did not detect X. perforans. The bacterium is considered eradicated from Tuscany.
* Aiello D, Scuderi G, Vitale A, Firrao G, Polizzi G, Cirvilleri G (2013) A pith necrosis caused by Xanthomonas perforans on tomato plants. European Journal of Plant Pathology 137(1), 29-41.

* NPPO of Italy (2021-01)