First report of Tomato chlorosis crinivirus in Puerto Rico
In Puerto Rico, symptoms of interveinal chlorosis, necrotic flecking, thickening and rolling of leaves were observed on field-grown tomato plants. In samples collected from two symptomatic plants, characteristic particles of criniviruses were observed (long flexuous rods approximately 800 nm in length). Transmission studies using whiteflies and molecular assays revealed the presence of Tomato chlorosis crinivirus (EPPO Alert List) in symptomatic tomato plants. This is the first report of Tomato chlorosis crinivirus in Puerto Rico, and in the Caribbean. The situation of Tomato chlorosis crinivirus in Puerto Rico can be described as: Present: no details.
Wintermantel, W.M.; Polston, J.E.; Paoli, E.R. (2001) First report of Tomato chlorosis virus in Puerto Rico.
Plant Disease, 85(2), p 228.