First report of Pepino mosaic virus in Lithuania
During 2010 and 2011, 131 symptomatic samples of tomato leaves and fruit were collected from commercial glasshouses in Lithuania and tested for the presence of Pepino mosaic virus (Potexvirus, PepMV – EPPO A2 List). PepMV was detected (DAS-ELISA, RT-PCR) in 2 distinct glasshouses: 1) on a tomato plant showing mild yellow leaf spotting; 2) on tomato fruit with marbling symptoms. Nucleotide sequence analysis showed that the 2 Lithuanian isolates of PepMV belonged to the EU and CH2 genotypes. This is the first time that PepMV is reported from Lithuania.
The situation of Pepino mosaic virus in Lithuania can be described as follows: Present, only in some areas (found in 2010/2011 in 2 glasshouses).
Šneideris D, ŽiŽyte M, Zitikaite I, Urbanavičiené L, Staniulis J (2013) First report of two distinct strains of Pepino mosaic virus infecting tomatoes in greenhouses in Lithuania. Journal of Plant Pathology 95(1), 217-218.