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Genetic Diversity of Xylella fastidiosa Strains from Costa Rica, São Paulo, Brazil, and United States
The diversity of 42 Xylella fastidiosa strains from Costa Rica, São Paulo, Brazil, and the United States were analyzed using the sequence of the 16S rRNA gene by variable number of tandem repeat (VNTR) fragment analysis ...
Incidence, Distribution, and Association of Spongospora subterranea and Potato mop-top virus in Costa Rica
A survey was conducted in 39 potato (Solanum tuberosum) fields in Costa Rica to determine incidence and association of Spongospora subterranean f. sp. subterranea and Potato mop-top pomovirus (PMTV). The fields were located ...
Confirmation of Xylella fastidiosa infecting grapes (Vitis vinifera) in Costa Rica
Confirmación de la presencia de Xylella fastidiosa infectando vid (Vitis vinifera) en Costa Rica
In 2003, symptoms of Pierce Disease (PD) were observed in two vineyards established in two different localities in San Jose province (Santa Ana and La Uruca) and in La Garita, Alajuela province. Twenty four symptomatic ...
First Report of the Cymbidium Mosaic Potexvirus (CymMV) Infecting the Terrestrial Orchid Phaius tankervilliae in Costa Rica
In 1996, plants of the terrestrial orchid Phaius tankervilliae from a nursery in the Central Valley of Costa Rica were observed with mild to severe foliar symptoms of chlorotic streak. No differences were observed in growth, ...
First Report of Xylella fastidiosa in Nerium oleander in Costa Rica
Oleander (Nerium oleander L.) shrubs presenting mottling, leaf tip and margin scorch, short internodes, defoliation, and branch dieback were observed at different localities in the Central Valley in Costa Rica. Severity ...
Chayote mosaic virus, a New Tymovirus Infecting Cucurbitaceae
Chayote mosaic virus (ChMV) is a putative tymovirus isolated from chayote crops in Costa Rica. ChMV was characterized at the host range, serological, and molecular levels. ChMV was transmitted mechanically and induced ...