First Report of "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" on Tobacco in Honduras.

  title={First Report of "Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum" on Tobacco in Honduras.},
  author={E Aguilar and Venkatesan G. Sengoda and Blake R. Bextine and Kent Frank McCue and Joseph E. Munyaneza},
  journal={Plant disease},
  volume={97 10},
In April of 2012, tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) plants with symptoms resembling those associated with viral infection were observed in commercial fields in the Department of El-Paraíso, Honduras. Symptoms on affected plants included apical leaf curling and stunting, overall chlorosis and plant stunting, young plant deformation with cabbage-like leaves, wilting, and internal vascular necrosis of stems and leaf petioles. All cultivars grown were affected, with disease incidence ranging from 5 to… CONTINUE READING