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Timothy Schubert, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,

Citrus canker

Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri

Citrus canker (Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri) is a bacterial pathogen of citrus trees. It is a native of Asia and was first detected in Florida in 1910.

Eradicated in 1933 and 1994, and detected again in 1995, the hurricanes of 2004-2005 distributed citrus canker in Florida past the point of possible eradication.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.
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