EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 02 - 1997 Num. article: 1997/35

New virus of tomato transmitted by Trialeurodes vaporariorum

Since 1993, a new virus disease has been observed in several places in California (US), on tomato grown in the field and under glasshouse. Affected tomato plants showed interveinal yellowing, necrosis and severe yield losses. The causal agent has been identified as a new clostero-like virus transmitted by Trialeurodes vaporariorum (but not by Bemisia tabaci) and has been designated as tomato infectious chlorosis virus. In addition to tomato, it can also infect tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa), potato (Solanum tuberosum), artichoke (Cynara scolymus), lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and petunia (Petunia hybrida).


Duffus, J.E.; Liu, H.Y.; Wisler, G.C. (1996) Tomato infectious chlorosis virus - a new clostero-like virus transmitted by Trialeurodes vaporariorum.
European Journal of Plant Pathology, 102(3), 219-226.