Image Number: 1490011

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Description:
An emerging disease condition of potato. Devastating in northern Mexico and the southwestern US. The disease is known as "zebra chip" or "papa rayada". It is either produced by a phytoplasma or by the effects of the toxicogenic saliva of the potato/tomato psyllid (Bactericerca cockerelli). Taken near Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico on July 5, 2004
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Image location:
near Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, Mexico

Subject

Kingdom: Monera
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
Order: Rhizobiales
Family: Rhizobiaceae
Genus: Candidatus Liberibacter
Subject: Candidatus Liberibacter spp.

Host

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Solanales
Family: Solanaceae
Genus: Solanum
Subject: Solanum tuberosum L.
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Image uploaded:
Friday, May 4, 2007
Image last updated:
Tuesday, September 11, 2007