EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 2014 Num. article: 2014/114

Citrus vein enation virus: a new virus associated with citrus vein enation disease

Citrus vein enation disease (EU Annexes) is a graft- and aphid-transmitted disease of citrus which is thought to be of viral etiology. Recent molecular studies (deep-sequencing) conducted in Spain have showed that a new virus belonging to the genus Enamovirus and provisionally named Citrus vein enation virus (CVEV) was present in diseased plants. Specific diagnostic tools have been developed for CVEV and have been adopted within Spanish sanitation, quarantine and certification programmes.


Vives MC, Velázquez K, Pina JA, Moreno P, Guerri J, Navarro L (2013) Identification of a new enamovirus associated with Citrus vein enation disease by deep sequencing of small RNAs. Phytopathology 103(10), 1077-1086.