First report of Tomato apical stunt viroid in Slovenia
In Slovenia, 14 samples were collected in 2011 from symptomless Solanum jasminoides plants in greenhouses and retail trade. These samples were tested for the presence of viroids. Molecular tests (PCR, sequencing) confirmed the presence of Tomato apical stunt viroid (EPPO Alert List) in 7 samples, and of Citrus exocortis viroid in 3 samples.
The situation of Tomato apical stunt viroid in Slovenia can be described as follows: Present, detected in 2011 in a few samples of asymptomatic Solanum jasminoides.
Viršček Marn M, Mavrič Pleško I (2012) First report of Tomato apical stunt viroid in Solanum jasminoides in Slovenia. New Disease Reports 26, 7. http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2012.026.007