EPPO Global Database

Tomato spotted wilt virus(TSWV00)

Distribution details in Greece

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2002: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 1972
From CABI Disease map 008 (1999): Present, widespread
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service 512/03 of 1991-01-06. Confirmed by EPPO Reporting Service (94/075) as specifically in Kriti. Nevertheless, EPPO Reporting Service (97/140) recalls that TSWV was first reported in Greece in 1972, in tobacco in the north. After a long stable period, in 1989 it was found in vegetables in the north. This recent spread is associated with the introduction of Frankliniella occidentalis, which has taken over the role of main vector from Thrips tabaci. In 1995/1996, very high incidence in tobacco crops in most growing areas. Also severe attacks in tomato and capsicum crops in the glasshouse and in the field. Many ornamentals also affected.

EPPO Reporting Service (2000/155) : details on the ornamental crops affected.

EPPO Reporting Service (2001/118) : in prefectures of Drama, Pieria and Xanthi.

EPPO Reporting Service (2002/167) : confirmation.
References
* Chatzivassiliou EK, Katis NI, Jenser G (1997) Tomato spotted wilt tospovirus in Greece: nine years after the invasion of Frankliniella occidentalis. Proceedings of the 10th Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union, 1997-06-01/05, Montpellier (FR), 675-680.

* Chatzivassiliou EK, Katis NI, Weekes RJ, Morris J, Wood KR, Barker I (2000) Characterization of tospoviruses in Greece. Phytopathologia Mediterranea, 39(2), p 319.

* Chatzivassiliou EK, Livieratos I, Jenser G, Katis NI (2000) Ornamental plants and thrips populations associated with tomato spotted wilt tospovirus in Greece. Phytoparasitica, 28(3), 257-264.

* Holevas CD, Chitzanidis A, Pappas AC, Tzamos EC, Elena K, Psallidas PG, Alivizatos AS, Panagopoulos PE, Kyriakopoulou PE, Bem FP, Lascaris DN, Velissariou DE, Vloutoglou I, Analytis SC, Paplomatas EJ, Asprogoumos JS, Varveri C (2000) Disease agents of cultivated plants observed in Greece from 1981 to 1990. Annales de l'institut phytopathologique Benaki 19(1), 1-96.

* Manoussopoulos IN, Chatzivassiliou EK, Smyrnioudis IN, Katis NI (1999) Phytoparasitica 27 (3), 227-232.
------- In Dimorphotheca at Katerinia, Macedonia.

* Tsakiridis JP, Gooding GV Jr (1972) Phytopathologia Mediterranea 11 (1), 42-47.
------- In tobacco.
Situation in neighbouring countries
Country State Status
Albania Present, restricted distribution view...
Bulgaria Present, widespread view...
North Macedonia Present, no details view...
Turkey Present, restricted distribution view...