EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 04 - 2008 Num. article: 2008/079

First report of Tomato chlorosis virus in Mayotte, France

In November 2005, a survey was carried out on glasshouse tomato crops (Lycopersicon esculentum) on the Island of Mayotte (FR). Yellow leaf symptoms were observed on the lower and middle leaves of tomato plants from the northern (Koungou), western (Chiconi and Combani) and southern (Chirongui) regions. Because symptoms resembled those caused by Tomato chlorosis virus (Crinivirus, ToCV – EPPO A2 List) which had been observed in 2004 in Réunion (see EPPO RS 2005/066), samples were collected and tested for the presence of ToCV. Molecular tests (RT-PCR with different types of specific primers and sequencing) confirmed the presence of ToCV in affected tomatoes. This is the first report of ToCV in Mayotte.
The situation of Tomato chlorosis virus in Mayotte can be described as follows: Present, first reported in 2007 on glasshouse tomatoes.


Massé D, Lefeuvre P, Delatte H, Abdoul Karime AL, Hostachy B, Reynaud B, Lett JM (2007) Tomato chlorosis virus: first report in Mayotte Island. New Disease Reports, Volume 16 (August 2007-January 2008). http://www.bspp.org.uk/ndr/jan2008/2007-69.asp