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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 brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) Infecting Tomato in Florida, U.S.A.

Author
item DEY, KISHORE - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services
item VILEZ-CLIMENT, MARIA - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services
item SORIA, PATRICIA - (NCE, CECR)networks Of Centres Of Exellence Of Canada, Centres Of Excellence For Commercilization A
item BATUMAN, OZGUR - University Of Florida
item MAVRODIEVA, VESSELA - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
item WEI, GANG - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
item ZHOU, JING - Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
item Adkins, Scott
item MCVAY, JOHN - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services

Submitted to: New Disease Reports
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/15/2021
Publication Date: 8/13/2021
Citation: Dey, K., Vilez-Climent, M., Soria, P., Batuman, O., Mavrodieva, V., Wei, G., Zhou, J., Adkins, S.T., Mcvay, J. 2021. First Report of Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) Infecting Tomato in Florida, U.S.A.. New Disease Reports. 44:e12028. https://doi.org/10.1002/ndr2.12028.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/ndr2.12028

Interpretive Summary: Fresh-market tomatoes are an economically important crop in Florida. Tobamoviruses are significant pathogens of tomatoes and related vegetables worldwide. This report describes the detection of tomato brown rugose fruit virus, a recently described tobamovirus, in imported grocery store tomatoes and community garden tomatoes and related vegetables in Florida.

Technical Abstract: Tobacco mosaic virus, tomato mosaic virus and tomato mottle mosaic virus are important tobamovirus pathogens of tomato and related vegetables in Florida. Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) is another tomato-infecting tobamovirus that is currently emerging worldwide. In the fall of 2019, ToBRFV was detected in imported tomatoes in Florida grocery stores. Subsequently, ToBRFV was detected in tomato, eggplant and green pepper in a Florida community garden.