First report of Tomato apical stunt viroid in Austria
The NPPO of Austria recently informed the EPPO Secretariat of the first record of Tomato apical stunt viroid (Pospiviroid, TASVd – EPPO Alert List) on its territory. During a survey on another viroid (Potato spindle tuber viroid – EPPO A2 List), TASVd was detected (RT-PCR, sequencing) in asymptomatic plants of Solanum jasminoides in Oberösterreich. The infected plants were found in a trading company and investigations revealed that they had been imported from another EU member country (which was duly informed). The Regional Plant Protection Organization of Oberösterreich could not take any measures as the plants had already been sold before test results were available.
The pest status of Tomato apical stunt viroid in Austria is officially declared as follows: Transient: not actionable, local outbreak.
NPPO of Austria (2010-10).