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EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 1997 Num. article: 1997/147

First report of tomato black ring nepovirus in Greece

During a survey carried out in 1993-1995, sugar beet plants in the some areas of north-western Greece showed yellow ringspots on the leaves. It was showed that these plants were infected by tomato black ring nepovirus (EU Annex II/A2). The authors noted that this is the first report of tomato black ring nepovirus in Greece; so far it seems likely that it will not cause serious problems to beet growers.


Avgelis, A.; Katis, N. (1997) Tomato black ring nepovirus in sugar beet crops in Greece.
Phytopathologia mediterranea, 36 (1), 39-41.