First report of Tomato chlorosis crinivirus in Cyprus
During summer 2004, yellowing symptoms were observed in field and greenhouse-tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum), in the Parekklisia area of Cyprus (south coast, near Limassol). Similar symptoms were observed in 2005 on greenhouse tomatoes grown on the southwest coast. The abundance of whiteflies on the diseased plants suggested the presence of Tomato chlorosis crinivirus (EPPO A2 list) and/or Tomato infectious chlorosis crinivirus (EPPO Alert List). Molecular tests revealed the presence of Tomato chlorosis crinivirus (ToCV). This is the first report of ToCV in Cyprus.
The situation of Tomato chlorosis crinivirus in Cyprus can be described as follows: Present, first found in 2004, on the south and southwest coast.
Papayiannis LC, Ioannou N, Dovas CI, Maliogka VI, Katis NI (2005) First report of Tomato chlorosis virus (ToCV) on tomato crops in Cyprus. New Disease Report Volume 12 August 2005-January 2006. http://www.bspp.org.uk/ndr/jan2006/2005-102.asp