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First Report of Groundnut ringspot virus Infecting Tomato in South Florida

C. G. Webster, K. L. Perry, X. Lu, L. Horsman, G. Frantz, C. Mellinger, and S. Adkins

July 2010


To the best of our knowledge this is the first report of GRSV in the United States in any host, although TSWV has been present in Florida for many years. Although the detection of GRSV in Florida tomatoes is cause for concern, the close relationship of GRSV and TSWV may allow successful adaptation of the integrated disease management strategies currently in use for TSWV in tomatoes for management of GRSV.


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