|ESTEVES DE JENSEN, C - University Of Puerto Rico|
|BADILLO-VARGAS, I - Texas A&M University|
|FRANTZ, G - Glades Crop Care|
|MELLINGER, H - Glades Crop Care|
|HUTTON, S - University Of Florida|
|FUNDERBURK, J - University Of Florida|
|NAIDU, R - Washington State University|
Submitted to: Plant Health Progress
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/15/2017
Publication Date: 3/22/2017
Citation: Esteves De Jensen, C., Badillo-Vargas, I.E., Frantz, G., Mellinger, H.C., Turechek, W., Hutton, S.F., Funderburk, J.E., Naidu, R.A., Adkins, S.T. 2017. First report of tomato chlorotic spot virus in non-solanaceous weeds erect spiderling (Boerhavia erecta) and asian spiderflower (Cleome viscosa), and sweet chili pepper (Capsicum chinense) in Puerto Rico. Plant Health Progress. 18:17-18. doi:10.1094/PHP-12-16-0072-BR.
Interpretive Summary: Tomato chlorotic spot virus (TCSV) has recently emerged in commercial plantings of several crops including vegetables, ornamentals and peanuts in the Caribbean and Florida. In this report we document several new hosts for TCSV in Puerto Rico. This information is important for growers, Extension personnel, crop consultants, and regulatory and research scientists in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Florida.
Technical Abstract: Tomato chlorotic spot virus (TCSV) has recently been detected in tomato, bell pepper, jimsonweed and lettuce in Puerto Rico. Observations of weeds and additional crops in 2015 and 2016 revealed TCSV-like symptoms. Testing of these symptomatic plants identified three new hosts of TCSV in Puerto Rico: erect spiderling (Boerhavia erecta), Asian spiderflower (Cleome viscosa), and sweet chili pepper (Capsicum chinense).