Viruses of strawberry in the Aegean region of Turkey
A survey has been carried out in the Aegean region of Turkey on strawberry viruses. This crop covers 5380 ha in Turkey (and 478 ha in the Aegean region). In total, 600 samples of infected and healthy looking leaves were collected from 11 different locations in the Aegean region and tested by indexing on herbaceous indicators (sap inoculation and leaf grafting) and by serology (DAS-ELISA). The following viruses have been detected: raspberry ringspot nepovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest), strawberry latent ringspot nepovirus (EU Annex II/A2), tomato black ring nepovirus (EU Annex II/A2) and tomato ringspot nepovirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest). These viruses were often found in combination. The records of strawberry latent ringspot nepovirus, tomato ringspot nepovirus and tomato black ring nepovirus in Turkey are new to the EPPO Secretariat.
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Poster presented at the 9th Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union.