First report of tomato brown rugose fruit virus infecting sweet pepper in Italy

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Abstract

In January 2020, about 85% of a red sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum) cropin a greenhouse located in Ragusa province (Sicily, Italy) showed virus-likesymptoms. Symptoms consisted of a slight mosaic and discoloration ofyoung leaves, vein clearing on young leaves, browning of the stem withstrong necrosis located in the intersection of the secondary branches, partialnecrosis of the vegetative apex and marbling, mosaic and distortion of thefruits (Fig. 1). It is important to note that in 2019 the same greenhouse wascultivated with tomato, which had been removed due to extensive infectioncaused by Tomato brown rugose fruit virus
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-20
Number of pages1
JournalNew Disease Reports
Volume41
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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