EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 2002 Num. article: 2002/129

Distribution of TYLCV-Sar and TYLCV around the Mediterranean Basin

In the European and Mediterranean region two species of tomato yellow leaf curl viruses are present: TYLCV-Sar (first reported in 1989) and TYLCV (first reported in 1996). Around the Mediterranean Basin, their respective geographical distributions are as follows:
  • TYLCV-Sar
Morocco, Italy (Sicilia, Sardegna), Spain (south of mainland, Islas Canarias)
Israel, Morocco, Portugal (Algarve only), Spain (south of mainland, Islas Canarias), Tunisia, Turkey


Moriones E. ; Accotto, D.P (2000) Tomato yellow leaf curl virus complex (TYLCV). EWSN Identification Guide Sheet, release no. 1, part B, p 1.