EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2008 Num. article: 2008/078

First report of Tomato chlorosis virus in Turkey

In Turkey, tomato plants (Lycopersicon esculentum) showing symptoms of a virus disease were observed in several glasshouses in the province of Muğla (Aegean region). The presence of whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci and Trialeurodes vaporariorum) was also observed on diseased crops. Affected plants showed symptoms of interveinal leaf chlorosis with brown necrotic flecks resembling those of Tomato chlorosis virus and Tomato infectious chlorosis (both Crinivirus – EPPO A2 List). Molecular tests (RT-PCR) revealed the presence of Tomato chlorosis virus (ToCV) but Tomato infectious chlorosis virus was not detected. This is the first report of ToCV in Turkey.
The situation of Tomato chlorosis virus in Turkey can be described as follows: Present, first reported in 2007, found on a few glasshouse tomato crops (Muğla province).


Çevik B, Erkış G (2007) First report of Tomato chlorosis virus in Turkey. New Disease Reports, Volume 16 (August 2007-January 2008). http://www.bspp.org.uk/ndr/jan2008/2007-79.asp