|BAKER, CARLYE - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services|
Submitted to: Plant Health Progress
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/15/2015
Publication Date: 2/25/2015
Publication URL: http://doi:10.1094/PHP-BR-14-0023
Citation: Baker, C.A., Adkins, S.T. 2015. First report of tomato chlorotic spot virus in Hoya wayetii and Schlumbergera truncata. Plant Health Progress. 16(1):29-30. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHP-BR-14-0043.
Interpretive Summary: Tomato chlorotic spot virus has been recently detected in the U.S. This has implications for ornamental and vegetable production.
Technical Abstract: Tomato chlorotic spot virus was identified in two ornamental crops [Hoya wayetii (commonly known as porcelainflower or waxflower) and Schlumbergera truncata (false Christmas cactus)] in central Florida, the first report of this virus naturally infecting these or other ornamentals anywhere. Genetic diversity of the virus was characterized. This report provides an overview of this emerging virus for growers, extension workers, crop consultants and research and regulatory scientists.