Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum

Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum

Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum is a bacterial plant pathogen that is exotic to Australia.

Currently, five haplotypes have been described: haplotypes A and B from solanaceous crops such as capsicum, eggplant, potato and tomato; haplotype C from carrots; and haplotypes D and E mostly from carrots and celery.

This pest is not known to occur in Australia.

Any suspect infections must be reported.

Early detection and eradication will help protect South Australian horticultural industries.

Call the Exotic Plant Pest Hotline on 1800 084 881.

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Page Last Reviewed: 02 Jan 2018
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