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Research Project: Mitigating High Consequence Domestic, Exotic, and Emerging Diseases of Fruits, Vegetables, and Ornamentals

Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research

Title: El virus de la mancha clorótica del tomate: Tomato chlorotic spot virus (TCSV)

Author
item Estevez De Jensen, Consuelo - University Of Puerto Rico
item Ramirez, Angela - University Of Puerto Rico
item Adkins, Scott

Submitted to: Experiment Station Bulletins
Publication Type: Experiment Station
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/30/2017
Publication Date: 1/18/2018
Citation: Estevez De Jensen, C., Ramirez, A.L., Adkins, S.T. 2018. El virus de la mancha clorótica del tomate: Tomato chlorotic spot virus (TCSV). Experiment Station Bulletins. http://sistemas.eea.uprm.edu/clinica.

Interpretive Summary: Tomato chlorotic spot virus is a significant pathogen of lettuce, tomato, pepper and other vegetables in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Florida. Accurate diagnosis of the virus and its insect vector are key to management. This fact sheet describes the typical symptoms and modes of transmission of this important virus, as well as management practices.

Technical Abstract: Tomato chlorotic spot virus has emerged as a major pathogen of vegetables in Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Florida. This virus is transmitted by thrips making management difficult. Growers must be aware of the distribution, host range, insect vectors, symptoms, modes of transmission to successfully manage the virus. This fact sheet describes all of these topics for growers.