EPPO Global Database

Xylella fastidiosa(XYLEFA)

Distribution details in Serbia

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 1998: Absent, invalid record
EPPO Reporting Service (1998/06) : in an abstract (Berisha et al., 1996), it was claimed that X. fastidiosa had been isolated from diseased grapevine grown in Kosovo. The authors of the abstract have not, when requested, provided any details to substantiate this claim, which can only be regarded as dubious.

EPPO Reporting Service (1998/157) : fuller report (Berisha et al., 1998) said that material came from Cermjan, Kosovo (near Albanian border). Isolations and further study were done in USA. Lack of further study in the area concerned leaves considerable doubt about the nature of the original material. So report remains dubious.
* Berisha, B.; Chen, Y.D.; Xu, Y.; Chen, T.A. (1996) Isolation of Pierce’s disease bacteria from grapevines in Europe (abstract). Phytopathology, 86(11) Supplement, p S119.

* Berisha, B.; Chen, Y.D.; Zhang, G.Y.; Xu, B.Y.; Chen, T.A. (1998) Isolation of Pierce's disease bacteria from grapevines in Europe. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 104(5), 427-433.