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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: First report of tomato chlorotic spot virus in soybean (Glycine max L.)

item ESTEVEZ DE JENSEN, CONSUELO - University Of Puerto Rico
item FUNDERBURK, JOE - University Of Florida
item SKARLINSKY, TOM - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
item Adkins, Scott

Submitted to: Plant Disease
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/3/2019
Publication Date: 6/4/2019
Citation: Estevez De Jensen, C., Funderburk, J., Skarlinsky, T., Adkins, S.T. 2019. First report of tomato chlorotic spot virus in soybean (Glycine max L.). Plant Disease.

Interpretive Summary: This is the first report of Tomato chlorotic spot virus infecting soybean in Puerto Rico. A description of the symptoms caused and diagnostic methods are included. This report provides a timely account of this virus and its potential to cause economic losses in soybean crops to growers, Extension personnel, and local and Federal regulatory and research scientists.

Technical Abstract: In December 2018, soybean was observed with virus-like symptoms of leaf mottling, vein necrosis, enations and necrosis of the terminal bud in Puerto Rico. Initial tests indicated the presence of a tospovirus. Several sets of species-specific tospovirus primers amplified products of the expected size by RT-PCR. Sequences of these amplicons were highly identical to Tomato chlorotic spot virus. This virus was detected in multiple soybean plantings in late 2018 and early 2019.