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First Report of Capsicum chlorosis virus in Tomato in India

S. Kunkalikar, S. Poojari, P. Rajagopalan, U. B. Zehr, R. A. Naidu, and R. S. Kankanallu

December 2007


CaCV is as an economically important virus infecting tomato and pepper in Australia and Thailand and recently peanut in China. To our knowledge, this is the first report of CaCV in tomato in India. Both PBNV and CaCV can produce similar symptoms in tomato warranting further studies on crop improvement strategies against these two tospoviruses in vegetable and legume crops in India. This report highlights the need for continuous monitoring on the prevalence of CaCV in India and other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.


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