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Rapid Pest Risk Analysis for Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum


Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum (Lso) is a highly damaging pathogen of solanaceous plants, which has caused very serious losses to the production of potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and aubergine. The principle threat from the pathogen is to solanaceous hosts through the introduction of the highly efficient Lso vector Bactericera cockerelli from North or Central America or New Zealand.


  • 'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum'


  • Capsicum
  • Capsicum annuum
  • Nicotiana tabacum
  • Physalis ixocarpa
  • Physalis peruviana
  • Solanum betaceum
  • Solanum lycopersicum
  • Solanum melongena
  • Solanum tuberosum


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PRA Area

  • United Kingdom