Tomato yellow leaf curl bigeminivirus occurs in Algeria
Symptoms of leaf curling, yellowing and stunting have been observed on tomato and green pepper (Capsicum annuum) in glasshouses in Algeria. In addition, large populations of whiteflies were observed. Transmission experiments, serological tests and electron microscopy confirmed the presence of tomato yellow leaf curl bigeminivirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest). According to the EPPO Secretariat, this is the first report of tomato yellow leaf curl bigeminivirus in Algeria.
Kerkadi, M.; Belkhoda, F.; Ait Ouada, M. (1998) Identification test of tomato yellow leaf curl virus on tomato and green pepper in Algeria.
Abstract of a paper presented at the International Symposium on Crop Protection, Gent (BE), 1998-05-05, p 96.