EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 08 - 1996 Num. article: 1996/151

Beet curly top geminivirus is present on Capsicum annuum in Oregon (US)

Capsicum annuum has been grown for 4 years as a new crop in the Umatilla County of northeast Oregon (US), and symptoms of viral diseases have been observed. On the basis of symptomatology and serological analysis the following viruses were identified: beet curly top geminivirus (EU Annex II/A1 for non-European isolates), pepper mild mottle tobamovirus and alfalfa mosaic alfamovirus. Beet curly top geminivirus may cause on Capsicum symptoms of stunting, chlorosis and mortality. The authors felt that these three viruses could cause serious loses to Capsicum in northeast Oregon in the future.


Hamm, P.B.; Jeager, J.R.; MacDonald (1995) Virus diseases of pepper in Northeast Oregon.
Plant Disease, 79(9), p 968.