EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 2019 Num. article: 2019/143

First report of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus in China

In April 2019, tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) showing brown rugose symptoms on fruit and mild mosaic symptom on leaves were found in 3 tomato greenhouses (approximately 4000 m²) in Yucheng (Shandong province), China. The incidence of diseased plants was estimated at about 50%. Samples were collected and analyzed for virus infection through Western blot, ELISA and RT-PCR. Sequencing confirmed the presence of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (Tobamovirus, ToBRFV - EPPO Alert List). This is the first time that ToBRFV is reported from China.

The pest situation of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus in China can be described as: Present, few occurrences.


Yan Z-Y, Ma H-Y, Han S-L, Geng C, Tian Y-P, Li X-D (2019) First report of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus infecting tomato in China. Plant Disease (early view). DOI: 10.1094/PDIS-05-19-1045-PDN