|BAKER, CARLYE - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services|
|BADILLO-VARGAS, ISMAEL - University Of Florida|
|FRANTZ, GALEN - Glades Crop Care|
|MELLINGER, H - Glades Crop Care|
|ROE, NANCY - Farming Systems Research, Inc|
|FUNDERBURK, JOSEPH - University Of Florida|
Submitted to: New Disease Reports
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/15/2015
Publication Date: 4/11/2015
Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2015.031.016
Citation: Adkins, S.T., Baker, C.A., Badillo-Vargas, I.E., Frantz, G., Mellinger, H.C., Roe, N., Funderburk, J.E. 2015. Necrotic streak disease of tomato in Florida caused by a new ilarvirus species related to Tulare apple mosaic virus. New Disease Reports. 31:16.
Interpretive Summary: A virus was detected in Florida tomato plants with necrosis of leaves, petioles and stems, and necrotic rings or spots on fruits, beginning in October 2013. A variety of diagnostic tests failed to detect any common virus previously known to infect tomato. A novel ilarvirus was found that was most closely related to, but distinct from, Tulare apple mosaic virus. The name Tomato necrotic streak virus (TomNSV) is proposed for this new species.
Technical Abstract: A novel ilarvirus for which the name Tomato necrotic streak virus (TomNSV) is proposed was detected in Florida tomato plants beginning in October 2013. Symptoms including necrosis of leaves, petioles and stems, and necrotic rings or spots on fruits were observed. This report provides an overview of this emerging virus for growers, extension workers, crop consultants and research and regulatory scientists.