EPPO Global Database

Maize streak virus(MSV000)

Distribution details in United States of America

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2015: Absent, invalid record
From CABI Disease map 739 (1997): Present, no details
The previous record was based on a misinterpretation of a paper from Damsteegt (1980) and it now considered to be invalid. This paper described studies conducted within secure containment facilities in the USA and clearly stated that 'neither virus nor vector is known to occur in the Western Hemisphere'.
* Damsteegt VD (1980) Investigations of the vulnerability of US maize to maize streak virus. Protection Ecology 2 (3), 231-238.

* NPPO of the USA via correspondance with CABI (2015-05).