ToBRFV in Saudia Arabia & Iran

In Iran, symptoms resembling those of tomato brown rugose fruit virus were first observed in August 2021 in tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) grown in a greenhouse in Isfahan province. The plants had been grown from imported seed. The identity of the virus was confirmed by RT-PCR. All plants were removed and destroyed

In Saudi Arabia, symptoms resembling those of tomato brown rugose fruit virus (Tobamovirus, ToBRFV – EPPO A2 List) were first observed in January 2021 in tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) grown in several greenhouses in Riyadh region. The identity of the virus was confirmed by RT-PCR and partial nucleotide sequence. ToBRFV was identified in 25 out of 45 samples taken (Sabra et al., 2021).

Source: EPPO


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