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Citrus Canker: The Pathogen and Its Impact
The current USDA system for protecting agricultural industries has been overwhelmed and has sometimes failed to intercept a number of introductions of exotic pests, including plant pathogens. Expand
Meeting the challenge of Eradicating Citrus Canker in Florida-Again.
Detection and Characterization of a New Strain of Citrus Canker Bacteria from Key/Mexican Lime and Alemow in South Florida.
The bacterium produced erumpent, pustule-like lesions of typical Asiatic citrus canker syndrome after inoculation into Key/Mexican lime, but brownish, flat, and necrotic lesions on the leaves of Duncan grapefruit, Madame Vinous sweet orange, sour orange, and trifoliate orange were found. Expand
Spectral reflectance characteristics of citrus canker and other peel conditions of grapefruit.
The significant wavelengths that could be used to classify canker among other peel conditions using grapefruit, a variety susceptible to canker, were determined and the derived discriminant function resulted in 100% classification of canker. Expand
An epidemiological analysis of the spread of citrus canker in urban Miami, Florida, and synergistic interaction with the Asian citrus leafminer
Il a ete etabli that l'actuelle epidemie de chancre bacterien des agrumes de la zone residentielle de Miami y est installee depuis 2 ou 3 ans, cependant son origine, who s'est averee differente de celle des epidemies precedentes, reste inconnue. Expand
Molecular Detection of the Laurel Wilt Fungus, Raffaelea lauricola.
A TaqMan real-time PCR assay was designed using the species-specific 28S sequences and this allowed detection of R. lauricola from wood tissues or cultures and made it possible to partially characterize the internal transcribed spacers sequence from R. wilt disease. Expand
First Report of Guignardia citricarpa Associated with Citrus Black Spot on Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) in North America.
In March 2010, citrus black spot symptoms were observed on sweet orange trees in a grove near Immokalee, FL, the first report of black spot in North America to be reported. Expand
First Report of Rose rosette virus Associated with Rose Rosette Disease Infecting Knockout Roses in Florida.
The first report of occurrence of RRV on rose in Florida is reported, underscoring the need for immediate effective quarantine and management of the virus for protecting the economically important rose industry in Florida. Expand
First Report of a 16SrIV-D Phytoplasma Associated with Texas Phoenix Palm Decline on Pigmy Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii) in Florida.
To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of TPPD from P. roebelenii, and therefore, expands the host range of this pathogen and in areas where TPPD is present, the landscape industry may need to identify alternative nonhost palm species or resistant varieties for disease management. Expand