EPPO Global Database

Xylella fastidiosa(XYLEFA)

Last modification: 2002-11-10

Basic information
  • EPPO code: XYLEFA
  • Preferred name: Xylella fastidiosa
  • Authority: Wells, Raju, Hung, Weisburg, Parl & Beemer


One of the 'top ten' bacteria in molecular plant pathology. Genome has been sequenced.

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Grapevine Pierce's disease agent
Xylella fastidiosa subsp. piercei

Common names
Name Language
Anaheim disease English
California vine disease English
dwarf disease of alfalfa English (US)
dwarf disease of lucerne English (GB)
leaf scorch of almond English
leaf scorch of maple English
Pierce's disease of grapevine English
maladie de Pierce French
enanismo de la alfalfa Spanish
enfermedad de Pierce Spanish
бактериоз винограда Russian
болезнь Пирса Russian