First report of impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus in Israel
In January 1999, anemone plants (Anemone coronaria) imported from Europe and grown in open fields near Jerusalem, Israel, developed foliar ringspots and necrosis. A few weeks later, anemone plants in the surrounding area were also affected and seriously damaged. The presence of impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was detected in these diseased plants (ELISA, inoculations to indicator plants, electron microscopy). This is the first report of impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus in Israel.
Gera, A.; Kritzman, A.; cohen, J.; Raccah, B. (1999) First report of impatiens necrotic spot tospovirus (INSV) in Israel.
Plant Disease, 83(6), p 587.