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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Epidemiology of Tospoviruses in South and Southeast Asia: Current Status and Future Prospects

Authors
item Naidu, R. A. - WASHINGTON STATE UNIV.
item ADKINS, SCOTT
item Ravi, K. S. - MAHYCO RESEARCH CENTER
item Chiemsombat, P. - KASETSART UNIV., THAILAND
item Jain, R. K. - INDIAN AGRICULTURAL RES.
item Savithri, H. S. - INDIAN INST. OF SCIENCE
item Gajanandana, O. - NATL CTR FOR BIOTECHNOLOG
item Muniyappa, V. - UNIV. OF AGRI. SCIENCES
item Riley, D. J. - UNIV. OF GEORGIA, TIFTON

Submitted to: Thysanoptera International Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: September 1, 2005
Publication Date: September 9, 2005
Citation: Naidu, R., Adkins, S.T., Ravi, K., Chiemsombat, P., Jain, R., Savithri, H., Gajanandana, O., Muniyappa, V., Riley, D. 2005. Epidemiology of tospoviruses in south and southeast asia: current status and future prospects. Thysanoptera International Conference Proceedings.

Technical Abstract: Tospoviruses are emerging as a major constraint to the production of a broad range of economically important crops in South and Southeast Asia (S & SEA). Available data suggest that the majority of these viruses belong to serogroup IV (Watermelon silver mottle virus serogroup). Many of these viruses show geographical structuring in that they are restricted to the Asian continent. In recent years, tospovirus species like Capsicum chlorosis virus and Iris yellow spot virus, present in other continents, have been reported in the S & SEA region. Among different species of thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) that have been confirmed as vectors of one or more tospoviruses worldwide, only a few have been authenticated to be present in the S & SEA region. The current knowledge on the distribution of thrips vectors and tospoviruses in the region will be reviewed and the research needs for a better understanding of the growing impact of tospoviruses and thrips vectors will be discussed.

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