First report of Tomato apical stunt viroid on Solanum jasminoides in Italy
The NPPO of Italy recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the detection of Tomato apical stunt viroid (Pospiviroid, TASVd – EPPO Alert List) in asymptomatic plants of Solanum jasminoides in the municipality of Albenga (Province of Savona), Liguria region. TASVd has been detected in 4 samples collected from 5 lots (1 sample per lot) of S. jasminoides plants growing on 1 farm. All plants of the infected lots were destroyed. According to the EPPO Secretariat, this is the first time that TASVd is reported from Italy.
The situation of Tomato apical stunt viroid in Italy can be described as follows: Transient, detected on symptomless Solanum jasminoides (1 production site in Liguria); all infected lots were destroyed.
NPPO of Italy (2011-04).