EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 09 - 2021 Num. article: 2021/198

First report of raspberry latent virus in Serbia and the EPPO region

Raspberry latent virus (Reoviridae, RpLV) is an aphid-borne virus which had only been reported from North America (Canada and the USA). In commercial cultivars of raspberry (Rubus idaeus) it is symptomless, but in mixed infections with other viruses it can induce fruit crumbliness. Studies were carried out in Serbia during 2014 to 2020 and the presence of RpLV was investigated in 185 samples collected from 32 locations across the country. RpLV was detected (PCR tests, sequencing) in 2 asymptomatic samples, as well as in 11 samples showing symptoms of leaf blotch, leaf yellows and fruit crumbliness in mixed infections with other viruses. This is the first time that RpLV is reported from Serbia, and from the EPPO region.


Jevremović D, Paunović AP (2021) First report of raspberry latent virus in Europe. Journal of Plant Pathology 103, 1013. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42161-021-00833-1