EPPO Global Database

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus(TOBRFV)

Distribution details in Israel

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2017: Present, no details
First recorded in: 2014
First observed in autumn 2014 in Ohad (Southern Israel). In February 2015 the disease has spread to new tomato areas in the South of Israel (Melilot, Beit Ezra and Achituv). It was later detected in the Ramat Negev region, the Arava valley in the Southeast and the Beit Shean area in Northeast Israel. Present in tomato grown under protected conditions.

Observed in Palestine in 2018.

EPPO Reporting Service (2019/049) : studies on the potential role of bumble bees in the disease epidemiology.
* Alkowni R, Alabdallah O, & Fadda Z (2019) Molecular identification of tomato brown rugose fruit virus in tomato in Palestine. Journal of Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42161-019-00240-7

* Levitzky N, Smith E, Lachman O, Luria N, Mizrahi Y, Bakelman H, Sela N, Laskar O, Milrot E, Dombravsky A (2019) The bumblebee Bombus terrestris carries a primary inoculum of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus contributing to disease spread in tomatoes. PLoS ONE 14(1): e0210871. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0210871.

* Luria N, Smith E, Reingold V, Bekelman I, Lapidot M, Levin I, et al. (2017) A new Israeli Tobamovirus isolate Infects tomato plants harboring Tm-22 Resistance Genes. PLoS ONE 12(1): e0170429. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0170429

Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Egypt Absent, invalid record view...
Jordan Present, no details view...