EPPO Global Database

Pepino mosaic virus(PEPMV0)

Distribution details in Italy (Sicilia)

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 2005
From CABI Disease map 856 (2015): Present, restricted distribution
EPPO Reporting Service (2007/080) : on glasshouse tomatoes in Ragusa province (Sicilia).

According to the NPPO: official surveys carried out in 2009 detected PePMV in tomato fruit production in Sicilia (5 outbreaks) and Sardegna (1 outbreak). Confirmed by Tiberini et al. (2010).

From Davino et al. (2017): the first outbraek found in 2005 was promptly eradicated but since 2008, other outbreaks have been recorded in Sicily and eradication is no longer considered feasible. PepMV occurs in all provinces and has become one of the most destructive pathogen of greenhouse tomato crops in Sicily.
* Davino S, Davino M, Bellardi MG, Agosteao GE (2008) Pepino mosaic virus and Tomato chlorosis virus causing mixed infection in protected tomato crops in Sicily. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 47, 35-41.

* Davino S, Panno S, Iacono G, Sabatino L, D'Anna F, Iapichino G, Olmos A, Scuderi G, Rubio L, Tomassoli L, Capodici G, Martinelli F, Davino M (2017) Genetic variation and evolutionary analysis of Pepino mosaic virus in Sicily: insights into the dispersion and epidemiology. Plant Pathology 66(3), 368-375.

* Davino, S.; Tiberini, A.; Tomassoli, L.; Colombo, A.; Carataldi, S.; Mondello, V.; Agosteo, G. E.; Davino, M. (2009) Journal of Plant Pathology 91 (4, supplement), S4.31.
------- Ragusa, Siracusa and Caltanissetta provinces.

* NPPO of Italy (2009-12).

* Tiberini A, Davino S, Vicchi V, Tomassoli L (2010) Current status of Pepino mosaic virus in Italy. Petria 20(2), 162-163.
------- Spread throughout the Ragusa province.

* Tiberini, A.; Davino, S.; Davino, M.; Tomassoli, L. (2011) Journal of Plant Pathology 93 (2), 437-442.
------- Endemic.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Austria Present, few occurrences view...
France Present, few occurrences view...
Slovenia Absent, confirmed by survey view...
Switzerland Present, restricted distribution view...