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Wheat blast is a fungal disease of wheat which is caused by a host-specialized ascomycete Magnaporthe...

Cover for Mikania micrantha (bitter vine)

M. micrantha is a fast growing vine, native to Central and South America. It was intentionally introduced into a number of countries...


B. lupulina is a fast growing perennial plant widely commercialized as an ornamental. It has repeatedly escaped from cultivation and...


Like all pathovars of Pseudomonas syringae, P. syringae pv. actinidiae is present in infected plant material and,...

Cover for Tuta absoluta

Following its introduction into Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, T. absoluta has already caused extensive economic damage....

Cover for Anoplophora glabripennis (Asian longhorned beetle)

Widespread planting of susceptible poplars in China led quite rapidly to the build-up and spread of A. glabripennis, which was previously of no...


C. cultriventris, a Ponto-Caspian endemic, inhabits the northwestern parts of the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov and the Caspian Sea,...

Cover for Ceratitis capitata (Mediterranean fruit fly)

C. capitata is a highly invasive species. It has a high dispersive ability, a very large host range and a tolerance of both natural...

Cover for Phenacoccus manihoti (cassava mealybug)

Cassava mealybug spread across the width of Africa in a period of 16 years. Its accidental introduction damaged a staple crop that is particularly...

Cover for Phytophthora megakarya (black pod of cocoa)

Black pod disease of cocoa in West Africa, caused almost exclusively by P. megakarya, still remains one of the most serious constraints on cocoa...

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