EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 2019 Num. article: 2019/014

First report of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Mexico

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (Tobamovirus- ToBRFV) was recently reported from Mexico. Symptoms on fruits included yellow discoloration, green spots and deformations, green grooves and irregular brown spots, and on leaves, mosaic symptoms, spots and yellowing. In September 2018, ToBRFV was first detected in 8 nurseries growing tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) and capsicum (Capsicum sp.) in the municipality of Yurecuaro (State of Michoacan). The identification was confirmed by RT-PCR and sequencing. The virus was also detected in October 2018 in the State of Guanajuato. Additional surveys are planned to detect new outbreaks and phytosanitary measures are applied to control the disease. 

The pest status of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus in Mexico is officially declared as: Transitory pest, actionable and under eradication.


NAPPO Phytosanitary Alert System. Official Pest Reports. Mexico (2018-09-17) Tomato brown rugose fruit virus: detected in the municipality of Yurecuaro, Michoacan. https://www.pestalerts.org/oprDetail.cfm?oprID=765

Cambrón-Crisantos JM, Rodríguez-Mendoza J, Valencia-Luna JB, Alcasio-Rangel S, García-Ávila CJ, López-Buenfil JA and Ochoa-Martínez DL (2018) First report of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) in Michoacan, Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Fitopatología 37(1). DOI: 10.18781/R.MEX.FIT.1810-5


El Sol del Bajio. Celaya, Mexico (2019-01-24). Atienden problema del virus rugoso del tomate https://www.elsoldelbajio.com.mx/local/atienden-problema-del-virus-rugoso-del-tomate-2184078.html