First report of Tomato chlorosis crinivirus in Italy
In Italy, during winter 2000/2001, symptoms resembling those of Tomato chlorosis crinivirus (EPPO Alert List) were observed on glasshouse tomatoes in Sardegna, Sicilia and Puglia. Affected plants were chlorotic and stunted, leaves showed interveinal yellowing, and later developed interveinal reddish-bronze necrosis and downward rolling. Molecular tests confirmed the presence of Tomato chlorosis crinivirus. The authors noted that infestations of Trialeurodes vaporariorum and Bemisia tabaci (EPPO A2 quarantine pest), which are vectors of the virus, had been reported in the previous autumn in the affected regions. This is the first report of Tomato chlorosis crinivirus in Italy. The situation of Tomato chlorosis crinivirus in Italy can be described as follows: Present, found in 2000 in tomato crops in Sardegna, Sicilia and Puglia.
Acotto, G.P.; Vaira, A.M.; Vecchiati, M.; Finetti Sialer, M.M.; Gallitelli, D.; Davino, M. (2001) First report of Tomato chlorosis virus in Italy.
Plant Disease, 85(11), p 1208.