EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 1995 Num. article: 1995/187

Andean potato mottle comovirus found on Solanum melongena in Brazil

In Brazil, a strain of Andean potato mottle comovirus (EPPO A1 quarantine pest), naturally infecting aubergine (Solanum melongena) in Campo Grande, Rio de Janeiro, has been identified, purified and characterized according to its biology, cytopathology, serology and molecular properties. These studies have shown that it only infects Solanaceae species and is similar to the C strain described in Peru.


Brioso, P.S.T.; Pimentel, J.P.; Louro, R.P.; Kitajima, E.W.; Oliveira, D.E. (1993) [Andean potato mottle virus - characterization of a strain naturally infecting eggplant (Solanum melongena).]
Fitopatologia Brasileira, 18(4), 526-533.