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Record number 496108
Title Host range and symptomatology of Pepino mosaic virus strains occurring in Europe
Author(s) Blystad, Dag Ragnar; Vlugt, René van der; Alfaro-Fernández, Ana; Carmen Córdoba, María del; Bese, Gábor; Hristova, Dimitrinka; Pospieszny, Henryk; Mehle, Nataša; Ravnikar, Maja; Tomassoli, Laura; Varveri, Christina; Nielsen, Steen Lykke
Source European Journal of Plant Pathology 143 (2015)1. - ISSN 0929-1873 - p. 43 - 56.
Department(s) PRI Bioint Diagnostics, Food Safety & Phytosanitary
Laboratory of Virology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2015
Keyword(s) Host plants - Pepino mosaic virus - Potexvirus - Strains - Test plants

Pepino mosaic virus (PepMV) has caused great concern in the greenhouse tomato industry after it was found causing a new disease in tomato in 1999. The objective of this paper is to investigate alternative hosts and compare important biological characteristics of the three PepMV strains occurring in Europe when tested under different environmental conditions. To this end we compared the infectivity and symptom development of three, well characterized isolates belonging to three different PepMV strains, EU-tom, Ch2 and US1, by inoculating them on tomato, possible alternative host plants in the family Solanaceae and selected test plants. The inoculation experiments were done in 10 countries from south to north in Europe. The importance of alternative hosts among the solanaceous crops and the usefulness of test plants in the biological characterization of PepMV isolates are discussed. Our data for the three strains tested at 10 different European locations with both international and local cultivars showed that eggplant is an alternative host of PepMV. Sweet pepper is not an important host of PepMV, but potato can be infected when the right isolate is matched with a specific cultivar. Nicotiana occidentalis 37B is a useful indicator plant for PepMV studies, since it reacts with a different symptomatology to each one of the PepMV strains.

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