DETECTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF TOMATO VIRUSES: A CASE STUDY OF EMERGING TOSPOVIRUSES IN FLORIDA
A unique strain of Groundnut ringspot virus (GRSV), which has undergone genome reassortment with, and contains the medium RNA segment of, Tomato chlorotic spot virus (TCSV) emerged in solanaceous vegetables in south Florida in late 2009. A typical (non-reassorted) strain of TCSV was reported from tomato in this same area in 2012. Identification of GRSV and TCSV in Florida extends the known distributions of these viruses beyond South America and South Africa. GRSV and TCSV are relatives of Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), the original member of the Tospovirus genus of plant viruses. TSWV remains a serious economic limitation to the production of tomatoes, peppers and peanuts in the southeastern US more than 20 years after its appearance. Although TSWV is well-known to Florida tomato producers, scouts, extension personnel and scientists, GRSV and TCSV were relatively unknown until their recent detection in the US.
Adkins, S., Webster, C.G., Mellinger, H.C., Frantz, G., Turechek, W.W., McAvoy, E., Reitz, S.R. and Funderburk, J.E. (2015). DETECTION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF TOMATO VIRUSES: A CASE STUDY OF EMERGING TOSPOVIRUSES IN FLORIDA . Acta Hortic. 1069, 83-85
Tospovirus, Groundnut ringspot virus, Tomato chlorotic stunt virus, Tomato spotted wilt virus