First report of Impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus in Iran
In Iran, Impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was detected for the first time in commercial nurseries and field-grown ornamentals in Mahallat and Tehran provinces. The virus was detected in Rosa, Gazania, Dendranthema, Leucanthemum, Matricaria camomilla, Pelargonium roseum, Salvia, Dianthus caryophyllus in the province of Mahallat, and on Gazania and Bougainvillea spectabilis in the Tehran province. A few samples (Dendranthema and Leucanthemum) were infected by both Tomato spotted wilt and Impatiens necrotic spot tospoviruses. The situation of Impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus in Iran can be described as follows: Present, found on ornamentals in Mahallat and Tehran provinces.
Shahraeen, N.; Ghotbi, T.; Mahraban, A.H.; (2002) Occurrence of Impatiens necrotic spot virus in ornamentals in Mahallat and Tehran Provinces in Iran.
Plant Disease, 86(6), p 694.