EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 1999 Num. article: 1999/022

First report of impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus under glasshouse in UK

In United Kingdom, a survey has been made in commercial protected crops and samples suspected of being infected by tomato spotted wilt or impatiens necrotic spot tospoviruses (both EPPO A2 quarantine pests) were tested. A suspect sample was taken from a Senecio cruentus plant showing necrotic lesions, vein-clearing and stunting. This plant was grown in a nursery in East Sussex (England), where Frankliniella occidentalis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) also occurred. ELISA and molecular tests (RT-PCR, comparison of nucleotide sequences) confirmed the presence of impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus (INSV) in this sample. This is the first report of INSV in UK.


Weekes, R.J.; Barker, I.; Spence, N.J.; O'Neill, T.; Wood, K.R. (1998) A UK isolate of Impatiens necrotic spot virus from glasshouse-grown Cineraria.
Journal of Phytopathology, 146(4), 201-203.