EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 03 - 2001 Num. article: 2001/048

First report of Impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus in Czech Republic

In 1999, Impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus (INSV – EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was detected for the first time in Czech Republic in imported Columnea and Curcuma plants. These plants were growing in a garden among other ornamental crops. By June 2000, INSV was detected in 17 ornamental plant species in several gardening establishments which had never received imported plants. In all infested sites, populations of Frankliniella occidentalis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) were present. Natural infection of INSV was also detected in the common weed species, Stellaria media. The situation of INSV in Czech Republic can be described as follows: Present: only in some areas.


Mertelik, J.; Mokra, V.; Gotzova, B.; Gabrielova, S. (2000) First report of Impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus in the Czech Republic.
Plant Disease, 84(9), p 1045.