First report of Potato spindle tuber viroid and Tomato apical stunt viroid on solanaceous ornamentals in Poland
In Poland, surveys for the presence of Potato spindle tuber viroid (Pospiviroid, PSTVd – EPPO A2 List) were carried out from 2007 to 2012 on 299 solanaceous ornamental plants, including Solanum jasminoides, S. rantonnetii, Brugmansia sp. and Petunia sp. Molecular tests confirmed the presence of PSTVd in 2 samples of S. jasminoides (1 collected in 2007/2008 from Zachodniopomorskie voivodeship - 1 collected in 2009 from the Lubuskie voivodeship). In addition, another pospiviroid, Tomato apical stunt viroid (EPPO Alert List) was detected in 1 sample of S. rantonnetii collected in 2012 from the Lubuskie voivodeship. Official measures were taken to eradicate these viroids from the Polish territory.
The situation of both Potato spindle tuber viroid and Tomato apical stunt viroid in Poland can be described as follows: Transient, detected in a small number of samples from symptomless solanaceous ornamentals, under eradication.
Henning E, Pięcińska J, Hasiów-Jaroszewska B (2013) First reports of Potato spindle tuber viroid on Solanum jasminoides and of Tomato apical stunt viroid on Solanum rantonnetii in Poland. Plant Disease 97(12), p 1663.