Witches’ Broom Disease of Lime (WBDL) in Iran

@inproceedings{Bov2001WitchesBD,
  title={Witches’ Broom Disease of Lime (WBDL) in Iran},
  author={Joseph Marie Bov{\'e} and Jean Luc Danet and Kaveh Bananej and Navid Hassanzadeh and Masood Taghizadeh and Mitra Salehi and Monique Garnier},
  year={2001}
}
Witches’ broom disease of lime (WBDL) is a caused by “ Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia”. The disease was first observed in the Sultanate of Oman in the 1980s and found to be present in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 1989. A putative leafhopper vector, Hishimonus phycitis , reproducing actively on lime trees, was identified in 1991 in Oman and found to be also present in the UAE in 1993. In July 1997, symptoms of the disease were observed in the southeastern region of Iran near Nikshar… CONTINUE READING
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