EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2009 Num. article: 2009/181

Tobacco ringspot nepovirus and Tomato ringspot nepovirus are absent from Argentina

In the EPPO RS 2004/118 it was stated that Tobacco ringspot nepovirus and Tomato ringspot nepovirus (both EPPO A2 list) were detected on Fraxinus americana in Argentina on the basis of an abstract of a publication from Dal Bó et al. (2003). On behalf of the authors, the NPPO of Argentina informed the EPPO Secretariat that this was a misinterpretation because the paper did not refer to the particular situation in Argentina but to viruses affecting forest trees which are of interest for Argentina. The NPPO confirmed that these two viruses have never been reported in Argentina. The two records should therefore be considered as erroneous.


NPPO of Argentina, 2009-09.
Dal Bó, E.; Enrico, J.M.; Sisterna M.; Carranza, M. (2003) The virus in forest species. Revista de la Facultad de Agronomía (Universidad de Buenos Aires), 23(1), 93-98. In Review of Plant Pathology, 83(3) March 2004, abst. 2129, p 331.