Pepino mosaic virus: strains, symptoms and cross-protection

First described in tomato in 1999, Pepino mosaic virus (PepMV) is now one of the most economically important epidemic virus diseases of tomato worldwide. No varietal resistance is available. Efforts to exclude the virus from a nursery and prevent persistence between successive crops by strict hygiene measures have had limited success.

Cross-protection as a new strategy for PepMV disease management was recently introduced in Belgium and the Netherlands. This short review examines the pros and cons of using cross-protection against a virus which shows high genetic diversity.

Click here to purchase the review at

Publication date:

Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here

Other news in this sector:

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber

You are using software which is blocking our advertisements (adblocker).

As we provide the news for free, we are relying on revenues from our banners. So please disable your adblocker and reload the page to continue using this site.

Click here for a guide on disabling your adblocker.