Taiwan


In 1988, Taiwan first reported the occurance of a xylem limited bacteria (XLB), most likely Xylella fastidiosa, which caused leaf scorch disease in pear(Pyrus pyrifolia).

The symptoms are best observed during the summer and fall. The disease causes the eventual dieback of twigs and branches, and in severe cases, death of infected trees occur.

More information can be obtained by referencing the article by L.S. Leu at the Agricultural Chemicals and Toxic Substances Research Institute in Taiwan.

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