First report of Tomato yellow leaf curl begomovirus – Israel in the Bahamas
In December 1996, symptoms of stunting, curling, marginal chlorosis of leaves and reduction of fruit number were observed in tomato crops on the island of North Andros, Bahamas. In autumn 1997, similar symptoms were seen on the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas. In some fields, disease incidence reached up to 100%. PCR studies revealed the presence of Tomato yellow leaf curl begomovirus -Israel (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) in symptomatic plants. This is the first report of this virus in the Bahamas. The situation of Tomato yellow leaf curl begomovirus - Israel in the Bahamas can be described as follows: Present: found only in two islands (North Andros, Eleuthera).
Sinisterra, X.; Patte, C.P.; Siewnath, S.; Polston, J.E. (2000) Identification of tomato yellow leaf curl virus-Is in the Bahamas.
Plant Disease, 84(5), p 592.