EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 2003 Num. article: 2003/043

Isolated finding of Pepino mosaic potexvirus in Poland

In 2001, Pepino mosaic potexvirus (EPPO Alert List) was observed in Poland. It was found at the Research Centre for Cultivar Testing in Slupia Wielka on 2 tomato plants grown under glasshouse. These plants belonged to a Dutch cultivar subject to variety testing (distinctness, uniformity, stability). It is suggested that the source of infection was of foreign origin. Phytosanitary measures were taken and the infected plants were destroyed. This finding was the first and only case of Pepino mosaic potexvirus in Poland.
The situation of Pepino mosaic potexvirus in Poland can be described as follows: Absent, found once on 2 glasshouse tomato plants in 2001, eradicated.


Pospieszny, H.; Borodynko, N. (2002) Pepino mosaic virus.
Progress in Plant Protection, 42(1), 83-87.

NPPO of Poland, 2003-03.