First report of Impatiens necrotic spot virus in Hungary
In Hungary, 31 samples of 8 ornamental species (Catharanthus roseus, Cyclamen persicum, Dendranthema x grandiflorum, Eustoma grandiflorum, Gerbera, Impatiens walleriana, Ocimum basilicum, Verbena) were tested for the presence of tospoviruses. Symptoms of flower colour breaking and necrotic leaf lesions were observed on 4 samples (C. persicum, I. walleriana, O. basilicum, E. grandiflorum). The presence of Impatiens necrotic spot virus (Tospovirus, INSV – EPPO A2 List) was confirmed in these symptomatic samples. This is the first report of INSV in Hungary.
The situation of Impatiens necrotic spot virus in Hungary can be described as follows: Present, first reported in 2007.
Tóth EK, Kirston E, Takács A, Bajtek M, Kazinczi G, Horváth (2007) First report of Impatiens necrotic spot virus in ornamental plants in Hungary. Plant Disease 91(3), p 331.