EPPO Global Database

Tomato yellow leaf curl virus(TYLCV0)

Distribution details in Dominican Republic

Situation
Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2014: Present, widespread
First recorded in: 1992
Comments
EPPO Reporting Service (94/199): in 1992 and 1993, virus disease very like tomato yellow leaf curl found in NW and S regions, causing very serious losses. Identity not yet fully confirmed.

EPPO Reporting Service (94/224): a later publication (Nakhla et al., 1994) confirms that the virus is TYLCV, and suggests that it was introduced from the eastern Mediterranean. Now widely distributed.
References
* Kon T, Melgarejo T, Almanzar A, Gilbertson RI (2014) Recent emergence of the mild strain of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus as a cause of tomato yellow leaf curl disease of processing tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) in the Dominican Republic. Plant Disease 98(11), p 1595.

* Nakhla MK, Maxwell DP, Martinez RT, Carvalho MG, Gilberson RL (1994) Widespread occurrence of the Eastern Mediterranean strain of tomato yellow leaf curl geminivirus in tomatoes in the Dominican Republic. Plant Disease 78(9), p 926.

* Polston JE, Bois D, Serra CA, Concepcion S (1994) First report of a tomato yellow leaf curl-like geminivirus in the Western hemisphere. Plant Disease 78(8), p 831.