EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 11 - 1999 Num. article: 1999/178

Chino del tomate and pepper huasteco begomoviruses occur in Sonora, Mexico

In Sonora, Mexico, tomato plants in commercial glasshouses showed two types of symptoms: yellow mosaic, leaf curling and stunting, or chlorosis and feathery appearance of leaves, in December 1997 and again in October 1998. Molecular studies (PCR, comparisons of CP gene sequences) showed that pepper huasteco and chino del tomate begomoviruses were present in diseased tomatoes. This is the first report of these two viruses in Sonora, Mexico. Their geographical distribution is now the following:
Pepper huasteco begomovirus: Mexico (Guanajuato, Quintana Roo, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas), USA (Texas).
Chino del tomate begomovirus: Mexico (Chiapas, Morelos, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas)


Idris, A.M.; Lee, S.H.; Brown, J.K. (1999) First report of Chino del tomate and pepper huasteco geminiviruses in greenhouse-grown tomato in Sonora, Mexico.
Plant Disease, 83(4), p 396.