First report of Tomato infectious chlorosis crinivirus in Japan
In 2001, symptoms characterized by yellowing, interveinal chlorosis, leaf rolling and necrotic fleck were observed on glasshouse- and field-grown tomatoes in Gunma and Tochigi Prefectures, Honshu, Japan. The disease was associated with high populations of Trialeurodes vaporariorum. Studies (molecular tests, whitefly transmission) confirmed the presence of Tomato infectious chlorosis crinivirus (TICV - EPPO Alert List). This is the first report of TICV in Japan.
The situation of Tomato infectious chlorosis crinivirus in Japan can be described as follows: Present, found in both glasshouse and field tomatoes in Gunma and Tochigi Prefectures, Honshu.
Hartono, S.; Natsuaki, T.; Sayama, H.; Atarashi, H.; Okuda, S. (2003) Yellowing disease of tomatoes caused by Tomato infectious chlorosis virus newly recognized in Japan.
Journal of General Plant Pathology, 69(1), 61-64.