Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus is present in Sudan
Capsicum is one of the major vegetable crops in Sudan and is affected by many mosaic-inducing viruses. Surveys were conducted in Sudan to identify the causal agents. The results showed that cucumber mosaic cucumovirus and tobacco mosaic tobamovirus are widespread on both C. annuum and C. frutescens. Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was also found on pepper during this study. The EPPO Secretariat had previously no data on the occurrence of tomato spotted wilt tospovirus in Sudan.
Elshafie, E.E.; Gebr, S.; Dafalla, G.A.; Marchoux, G. (1997) Identification of viruses infecting peppers in Central Sudan.
Abstract of a paper presented at the 6th Arab Congress of Plant Protection , 1997-10-27/31, Beirut (LB), p 198.