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Title: New ilarvirus species in south Florida tomatoes

item Adkins, Scott
item BAKER, CARLYE - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services
item BADILLO-VARGAS, ISMAEL - University Of Florida
item FRANTZ, GALEN - Glades Crop Care
item MELLINGER, H - Glades Crop Care
item Turechek, William
item FUNDERBURK, JOSEPH - University Of Florida

Submitted to: The Berry Vegetable Time
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/25/2015
Publication Date: 5/1/2015
Citation: Adkins, S.T., Baker, C.A., Badillo-Vargas, I.E., Frantz, G., Mellinger, H.C., Turechek, W., Funderburk, J.E. 2015. New ilarvirus species in south Florida tomatoes. The Berry Vegetable Time. 15(2):8.

Interpretive Summary: During south Florida surveys for three thrips-vectored tospoviruses, Tomato spotted wilt virus, Groundnut ringpot virus and Tomato chlorotic spot virus, a new ilarvirus species was discovered infecting tomatoes in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties. Tomato necrotic streak virus (TomNSV) is proposed as the name for the new virus. This report continues a cooperative ilarvirus research effort between USDA-ARS, University of Florida, crop scouts, growers and Extension personnel. It provides a timely account to growers, Extension personnel and state and Federal regulatory and research scientists.

Technical Abstract: Tomato necrotic streak virus (TomNSV) is a novel ilarvirus discovered infecting tomatoes in south Florida starting in fall 2013. It was found during surveys of vegetable fields for Tomato spotted wilt virus, Groundnut ringspot virus and Tomato chlorotic spot virus because all four viruses induce similar symptoms in tomatoes. TomNSV is a distant relative of Tobacco streak virus, the cause of bean red node disease in south Florida.