Abstract

The plant virus genus Torradovirus was created to contain two new species of whitefly-transmitted, tomato-infecting plant picorna-like viruses: Tomato torrado virus and Tomato marchitez virus. So far, research on torradoviruses has focused mainly on the description of the viruses and the diseases they cause, the determination of viral properties and nucleic acid sequences, and the development of detection methods. Evidence has been found for the transmission of torradoviruses by three whitefly species in a semipersistent, stylet-borne manner.

Key concepts included in this chapter:

Discovery of Torradoviruses
Properties of Torradoviruses
Transmission
Future Research
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVector-Mediated Transmission of Plant Pathogens
EditorsJ.K. Brown
PublisherAPS Press
Pages431-434
ISBN (Print)9780890545164
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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