Potato spindle tuber viroid detected on Cestrum spp. in Italy
The NPPO of Italy recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the finding of Potato spindle tuber viroid (Pospiviroid, PSTVd – EPPO A2 List) on Cestrum (Solanaceae) in the province of Latina (Lazio region). During a survey aimed at finding new ornamental hosts of PSTVd, the viroid was detected in 11 plants of Cestrum rubrum and 14 plants of C. aurantiacum. All infected plants have been destroyed.
NPPO of Italy (2010-06)