Spread of Tomato apical stunt viroid (TASVd) in Greenhouse Tomato Crops Is Associated with Seed Transmission and Bumble Bee Activity.

@article{Antignus2007SpreadOT,
  title={Spread of Tomato apical stunt viroid (TASVd) in Greenhouse Tomato Crops Is Associated with Seed Transmission and Bumble Bee Activity.},
  author={Yehezkel Antignus and Oded Lachman and Malenia Pearlsman},
  journal={Plant disease},
  year={2007},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={
          47-50
        }
}
Tomato apical stunt viroid (TASVd) has been reported as a devastating pathogen of greenhouse tomato in Israel. This isolate shares 92 and 99% identity with the Ivory Coast type strain and an Indonesian strain, respectively. No information is available regarding the epidemiology of this viroid complex. The present study indicates that TASVd is not transmitted by the aphid Myzus persicae or the whitefly Bemisia tabaci, nor through root infection in infested soil. However, the results indicate… CONTINUE READING
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