Citrus canker ID Aids

This set of ID Aids is the promised follow-up to the June article we published on Xanthomonas pathovars. These pathovars (pathogenic varieties within a species, abbreviated “pv.”) are characteristically host specific; Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. citri and Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. aurantifolii both cause citrus canker, one of the most serious citrus diseases found in the United States. Detection of either of these pathovars can lead to establishing and/or expanding quarantined areas to quickly contain the bacteria, as seen with two recent federal orders in both Texas and Louisiana.

Q-bank: Xanthomonas campestris Strains Pathogenic on Citrus

Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, Netherlands

This database contains a “picture gallery” and molecular sequences of Xanthomonas pathogenic strains affecting citrus. Click on a strain to access the sequences, as well as classification, host plant, geographic origin, and other information.

Citrus Canker, Xanthomonas citri subsp. citri: Typical Symptoms on Grapefruit

Citrus Health Response Program, USDA

Here is a PDF screening aid with helpful, annotated symptomatic images of leaf top and bottom views and fruit lesions as seen on grapefruit.

Citrus Canker

American Phytopathological Society (APS)

This page describes signs and symptoms, pathogen biology, disease cycle, and epidemiology. Plus, the article has many images and a chart illustrating disease cycle.

Citrus Health Response Program: Citrus Canker Information

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

This page covers citrus canker in Florida, including a fact sheet, photos, and citrus quarantine and disease detection maps.

Citrus Diseases - Citrus Canker Fact Sheet

United States Department of Agriculture, Identification Technology Program (ITP)

This fact sheet from ITP’s Citrus Diseases identification tool features many images and describes disease cycle, symptoms, host range, distribution and diseases citrus canker is easily confused with.

Guía para la Identificación y el Manejo de las Enfermedades Fúngicas y Bacterianas en Citrus (Guide to the Identification and Management of Fungal and Bacterial Diseases in Citrus)

Programa de Fortalecimiento de la Citricultura Correntina, Brazil

This PDF in Spanish covers over 15 citrus diseases with information on symptoms, hosts affected, and photos, illustrations, and comparative images of symptoms.