Submitted to: Thysanoptera International Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/1/2005
Publication Date: 9/9/2005
Citation: Adkins, S.T. 2005. Diversity of tomato spotted wilt virus isolates in the field. Thysanoptera International Conference Proceedings. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) infects tomatoes and a wide range of other crops across temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. A broad array of TSWV symptoms is observed on crops in Florida. In tomato foliage, for instance, necrotic ring and line patterns, necrotic spots, leaf rolling and leaf bronzing/purpling are common. This variability in symptoms may reflect diversity in the virus population. A study of the TSWV population in Florida was initiated in an effort to examine its diversity. A better understanding of the TSWV population structure will aid development of rational disease management strategies.