Review Article
Volume 6 Issue 5 - 2020
Citrus Leprosis and its Impacts on Citrus Food Industry: A Review
Fazal ur Rehman1*, Maria Kalsoom2, Sohail Ahmad1, Muhammad Asif Iqbal1, Sanwal Junaid3, Muhammad Abdullah Tariq1, Aftab Sultan1, Qaisar Hayat1 and Javaid Khan1
1Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Pakistan
2Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Sargodha, Pakistan
3Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Fazal ur Rehman, Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture, University of Sargodha, Pakistan.
Received: March 24, 2020; Published: April 07, 2020


Citrus Leprosis is one of the major viral disease of citrus. It is caused by Laprosis virus that is transmitted by feeding of Brevipalpus phoenicis and Brevipalpus californicus, the female mites of Tenuipalpidae family. It contributes a lot to the total losses caused by citrus pathogens. Its effects both the production and the processing of citrus. Today about 100 millions of US dollars are spent to control the Brevipalpus phoenicis and Brevipalpus californicus, the vectors of Citrus Leprosis, annually. The symptoms of the diseased plants are zonate lesions on leaves and fruits and bark scaling on the trunk. It has confused symptomology with Citrus Psorosis disease caused by Citrus Psorosis Virus (CPsV). This review article has the information about the history of Citrus Leprosis, range of host, etiology, vector, symptoms, impacts on citrus industry and integrated management practices.

Keywords: Brevipalpus Mites; Citrus Leprosis Virus; Citrus Food Industry; Secondary Metabolites; Integrated Management


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