EPPO Global Database

Xanthomonas perforans(XANTPF)

Distribution details in Italy (Sicilia)

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2013: Present, few occurrences
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (2013/245) : during a survey carried out in 2011-2012 in the province of Syracuse, X. perforans was detected in 2 greenhouse tomato crops showing pith necrosis, vascular discolouration, longitudinal splits and external lesions on stems.
References
* 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.