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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: Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV): Potential threat for tomato production in Florida

item BATUMAN, OZGUR - University Of Florida
item YILMAZ, YILMAZ - University Of Florida
item ROBERTS, PAMELA - University Of Florida
item MCAVOY, MCAVOY - University Of Florida
item HUTTON, HUTTON - University Of Florida
item DEY, KISHORE - Florida Department Of Agriculture
item Adkins, Scott

Submitted to: Extension Digital Information Source (EDIS)
Publication Type: Research Technical Update
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/1/2020
Publication Date: 12/4/2020
Citation: Batuman, O., Yilmaz, Y., Roberts, P., McAvoy, M., Hutton, H., Dey, K., Adkins, S.T. 2020. Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV): Potential threat for tomato production in Florida. Extension Digital Information Source (EDIS).

Interpretive Summary: Tobamoviruses are significant pathogens of tomatoes and related vegetables in Florida. Plant resistance is a major means of managing these viruses. This fact sheet describes the emergence of tomato brown rugose fruit virus, a recently described tobamovirus, and steps Florida tomato growers can take to be on guard for this new virus.

Technical Abstract: Tobamoviruses including the long-present tobacco mosaic virus and tomato mosaic virus, and the more recently described tomato mottle mosaic virus, are important pathogens of tomato and related vegetables in Florida. Currently, tomato brown rugose fruit virus, a fourth tomato-infecting tobamovirus is emerging worldwide. These viruses are transmitted by handling of plants and fruits, and also by contaminated seeds, making management difficult. Plant resistance is a useful tool for management of these viruses but varies in usefulness by tobamovirus species. This fact sheet describes tomato brown rugose fruit virus and preparations Florida tomato growers should make to be ready for this new virus.