First report of tomato yellow leaf curl geminivirus and tomato ringspot nepovirus in Pakistan
Studies were carried out in Malakand, in Pakistan, to investigate incidence, aetiology and epidemiology of viruses infecting winter tomatoes. On the basis of serology and biology, the following viruses were found: tomato mosaic tobamovirus, potato Y potyvirus, potato X potexvirus, tomato yellow top virus, tomato yellow leaf curl geminivirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest), tomato ringspot nepovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest), tomato spotted wilt tospovirus, and potato leaf roll luteovirus. These are the first records of tomato yellow leaf curl geminivirus and tomato ringspot nepovirus in Pakistan.
Hassan, S. (1995) Investigations on virus diseases of tomato in Malakand, Pakistan.
Sarhad Journal of Agriculture, 11(1), 89-96.