Report of tomato spotted wilt virus in Italy
Gloxinia plants of a commercial flower grower in Emilia-Romagna (IT), which showed leaf and flower symptoms of TSWV (EPPO A1 list) were collected and investigated by sap inoculation, leaf dip, serological tests and ultrastructural observations.
The tests confirmed clearly the presence of tomato spotted wilt virus.
Bertaccini, A.; Bellardi, M.G. (1990) Tomato spotted wilt virus infecting gloxinia in Italy.
Phytopathologia Mediterranea 29, 205-208.