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Expansion of the Host Range of Impatiens necrotic spot virus to Peppers

R. A. Naidu, C. M. Deom, and J. L. Sherwood

July 2005

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This study reports the occurrence of Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV) on pepper under greenhouse conditions. In recent years, INSV has been detected in crops like peanut, tobacco, and potato as well as several weed species. Because INSV is vectored by western flower thrips and tobacco thrips, its expanding host range could make it an economically important problem in agricultural and horticultural crops in the U.S.

doi:10.1094/PHP-2005-0727-01-HN

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