First Report of Potato spindle tuber viroid in Tomato in Belgium.

@article{Verhoeven2007FirstRO,
  title={First Report of Potato spindle tuber viroid in Tomato in Belgium.},
  author={J Th J Verhoeven and Claudia C.C. Jansen and Johanna W Roenhorst and St{\'e}phan Steyer and David Michelante},
  journal={Plant disease},
  year={2007},
  volume={91 8},
  pages={
          1055
        }
}
During August of 2006, a sample of a tomato plant (Solanum lycopersicum, formerly Lycopersicum esculentum) from a greenhouse in Belgium was received for diagnosis. The plant showed severe growth reduction and the young leaves were chlorotic and distorted. In the greenhouse, the disease had been spreading slowly along the row. These observations suggested the presence of a viroid infection, and reverse transcriptase (RT)-PCR with two sets of universal pospiviroid primers (Pospi1-RE/FW and Vid-FW… CONTINUE READING
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