Stubborn

Spiroplasma citri. Photo: J.M. Bové,   INRA Centre de Recherches de Bordeaux,   Bugwood.org

Spiroplasma citri. Photo: J.M. Bové, INRA Centre de Recherches de Bordeaux, Bugwood.org

  • Bacterial disease that leads to reduced fruit quality and yield
  • Symptoms include stunted growth; short, broad and upright leaves; lopsided or acorn-shaped fruit with possible inverted or uneven colouration
  • Transmitted between plants by feeding activities of leafhoppers or through transportation of infected plant material
  • Found throughout the Mediterranean basin and the Middle East, as well as parts of the USA, South America and northern Africa

High priority pest of: Citrus

Scientific name: Spiroplasma citri
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Bacteria

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol