Citrus tristeza virus found in the Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey
In early spring 2006, stunted citrus trees were observed in the Eastern part of the Black Sea region of Turkey. Affected plants were Satsuma mandarin trees (Citrus unshiu) grafted on Poncirus trifoliata, more than 30 years old and growing in commercial orchards or private gardens. Laboratory analyses (DAS-ELISA, DTBIA, RT-PCR) showed that some of these trees were infected by Citrus tristeza virus (Closterovirus, CTV – EPPO A2 List). It is noted that, previously, CTV had only been reported in the Mediterranean and Aegean regions of Turkey.
The situation of Citrus tristeza virus in Turkey can be described as follows: Present, limited distribution (Aegean, Black Sea and Mediterranean regions).
Korkmaz S, Cevik B, Onder S, Koc K (2006) First report of the presence of Citrus tristeza virus in the Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey. Journal of Plant Pathology 88(3 suppl.), S69.