Seed transmission of Pepino mosaic virus in tomato

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    Results from a joint European research project show that seed transmission of Pepino mosaic virus (PepMV) in tomato, even though at a low level, is possible. The seed transmission rates differed from 0,005% until 0.057% depending on the time interval between PepMV infection and seed harvest. This means that the use of seeds harvested from PepMV infected plants bears the risk of obtaining PepMV infected seedlings. This conclusive indication of the PEPEIRA research project will be entered into the Pest Risk Assessment that will be one outcome of this research project

    Period19 Apr 2008

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    • TitleSeed transmission of Pepino mosaic virus in tomato
      Degree of recognitionInternational
      Media name/outletInternational Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)
      Producer/AuthorJ. Joonker
      PersonsRene van der Vlugt