I would like to comment about the actual situation of LY in DR.
Is well known that LY is present in the Dominican Republic for more
than 40 years. It was confined to the northen coast until last March
(2006) where a coconut palms on the beach showed symptoms associated to
LY. Samples were taken to CICY to Carlos Oropeza and to CIRAD by Michel
Dollet. Samples were positive to LY, according to data is the same
phytoplasma present in the north. We assume that is a new outbreak of