PDF | Papaya is an important export crop in Cuba. A disease named Bunchy top symptom (BTS) was first observed in from Villa Clara. Initial symptoms include diffuse chlorosis in young leaves accompanied by a reduction in normal leaf blade expansion, and petiole and internode elongation. Transmission of the Bunchy Top Disease of Papaya (Carica papaya L.) by the Leaf Hopper Empoasca papayae Oman. By FRANCISCO SEÍN JR., JOSÉ.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Presently, there are no widely recommended control measures for papaya bunchy top.

Petioles are rigid, extending more horizontally from the main stem than normal. Compendium of Tropical Fruit Diseases.

Rickettsial relative associated with papaya bunchy top disease.

This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. Plants showing the symptoms, bunchy and malformed tops, were slow to recover, and had almost no yield if infection occurred before fruiting. Annual Review of Phytopathology. Flowering and fruit set rarely occur in affected plants. Working through regional impact centers around the world ECHO connects small-scale farmers, and those working to eliminate world hunger, with essential resources, and each other.


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Bunchy Top on Papaya

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This can cause major agriculture losses within the American tropics, leading to economic impacts.

Substantial host resistance has not been found, although some varieties are more tolerant of the disease than others. Conversations going on right now: Fruit production can therefore be significantly decreased.

papaya bunchy top (Rickettsia sp.)

I guess this is a living example of how languages change. The fungicide benomyl alternated weekly with mancozeb gave complete control.

Symptoms and their rate of development, however, are variable, and severity of symptom expression may be affected by host genotype. Continuing to use www. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. Surgical removal lapaya infected treetops combined with sprays to control insect vectors was recommended for control of bunchy top in the past; however, the insecticide used at that time is no longer permitted.


Control of thrips with insecticide was partially effective, but not recommended. We cut the trees and have replanted.

Retrieved from ” https: Papaya bunchy top is a major limiting factor in papaya production in some areas of the Caribbean region. The American Phytopathological Society.

Rickettsia causes diseases in animals, such as typhus bunvhy spotted fever, [2] as well as in other plants, such as phony disease of peach and almond leaf scorch. Rickettsia is a gram-negativerod-shaped, laticifer -inhibiting bacterium. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is to ensure that we give you the best experience possible.

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