Pepino mosaic virus, a new record of a virus infecting tomato in Syria.
This is the first report of Pepino mosaic virus (PepMV) occurring in tomato plants grown in plastic greenhouses in a Mediterranean city in Syria. One tomato fruit from sixty samples tested positive for this virus by DAS-ELISA. Biotest assay, RT-PCR, and sequencing confirmed the presence of PepMV. The highest sequence identity of the Syrian isolate was with the EU-tomato strains of PepMV.
Fakhro, A.; von Bargen, S.; Bandte, M.; Büttner, C. 2009. Pepino mosaic virus, a new record of a virus infecting tomato in Syria. Phytopathologia Mediterranea 49, 99-101.