First report of tomato yellow leaf curl geminivirus in Jamaica
In spring 1993 and 1994, symptoms similar to those of tomato yellow leaf curl geminivirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) have been observed in tomato fields in Jamaica (parishes of St Elizabeth and St. Catherine). High levels of Bemisia sp. populations were also associated with symptomatic plants. Tomato leaf samples were analyzed by using a specific probe (cloned DNA of TYLCV) and strong hybridization was observed. DNA extracts of tomato samples were amplified and the restriction pattern of a fragment obtained was identical to that of TYLCV recently found in the Dominican Republic (EPPO RS 94/199 ; 94/224). This is the first report of tomato yellow leaf curl geminivirus in Jamaica.
McGlashan, D.; Polston, J.E.; Bois, D.; Bradenton, E. (1994) Tomato yellow leaf curl geminivirus in Jamaica.
Plant Disease, 78 (12), p 1219