First record of Tomato infectious chlorosis virus in Jordan
In Jordan, symptoms resembling those of Tomato infectious chlorosis virus (Begomovirus, TICV – EPPO A2 List) were observed in 2004 on tomato plants grown under greenhouses in the Jordan Valley. Molecular tests (RT-PCR, sequencing) confirmed the presence of TICV. The virus was also detected in weeds (Chenopodium album and C. murale). The incidence of TICV was studied in 4 regions of the Jordan Valley. In all surveyed areas, disease incidence was high and ranged from 74 to 100%. This is the first record of TICV in Jordan.
The situation of Tomato infectious chlorosis virus in Jordan can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2004 in the Jordan Valley.
Anfoka GH, Abhary MK (2007) Occurrence of Tomato infectious chlorosis virus (TICV) in Jordan. Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin 37(1), 186-190.