First record of Tomato spotted wilt virus in Jordan
In Jordan, tomatoes showing necrotic and chlorotic ring patterns were observed in many vegetable markets in 2003. In 2004 and 2005, severe disease symptoms resembling those of Tomato spotted wilt virus (Tospovirus, TSWV – EPPO A2 List) were observed in tomato fields in the Jordan Valley. Molecular tests (RT-PCR, IC-RT-PCR, sequencing) confirmed the presence of TSWV. This is the first report of TSWV in Jordan
The situation of Tomato spotted wilt virus in Jordan can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2004 in the Jordan Valley.
Anfoka GH, Abhary M, Stevens MR (2006) Occurrence of Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) in Jordan. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 36(3), 517-522.