The agency has published the latest update of its database of plants that act as hosts for X. fastidiosa. The updated list includes 563 plant species identified through a new literature search and from notifications to the EU’s plant health interception service EUROPHYT.
For 312 of the species, infection has been identified by at least two detection methods.
The list now covers both species of the pathogen – X. fastidiosa and X. taiwanensis – and includes information on plant varieties that are resistant to, or tolerant of, Xylella.
The database provides essential evidence to scientists and risk assessors and supports risk managers in carrying out surveillance and other phytosanitary measures, such as inspections of plants for planting.