UK Risk Register Details for 'Candidatus Phytoplasma aurantifolia'

This record was last updated on 27/03/2020

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Common Pathways

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This section is currently being developed as part of the next phase of the Risk Register.

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 60

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

Regulated quarantine pest

Regulation

Surveillance

Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan

Awareness

Research

Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 2
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 5
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 6
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 30

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions

Regulation

Deregulation

Management By Industry

Targeted Survey

PRA

Contingency Plan

Publicity

Research

Distribution and Pest Details

Distribution

Country Status Notes
Europe
United Kingdom Absent
North America
Mexico Present
Asia
United Arab Emirates Present
China Present
India Present
Iran Present
Oman Present
Saudi Arabia Present

Type of Pest

  • Phytoplasma

Host or Industry at Risk

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Malus

Major Hosts

  • Citrus aurantifolia (Christmann & Panzer) Swingle
  • Dendrocalamus strictus (Roxb.) Nees
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Malus domestica Borkhausen
  • Medicago sativa L.
  • Phaseolus mungo L.
  • Fallopia japonica (Houtt.) DC ne.
  • Prunus avium ssp./var. avium L.
  • Prunus cerasus L.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Stachytarpheta jamaicensis Gardn./Vahl
  • Tephrosia purpurea (L.) Pers.
  • Citrus

Threats to Protected Cultivation

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

Further Information

PRA Availability

PRA not available

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Regulated quarantine pest (as witches' broom disease of lime phytoplasma)

Actions Indicated

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Action

Statutory action against findings.

General Comments

Previously considered only to be a pest of citrus, a host not widely grown in the UK, the host range has expanded to include some of economic importance to the UK. Current regulations mitigate risk.