Tospoviruses - an Australian perspective

Persley, D. M., Thomas, J. E. and Sharman, M. (2006) Tospoviruses - an Australian perspective. Australasian Plant Pathology, 35 2: 161-180. doi:10.1071/AP06015


Author Persley, D. M.
Thomas, J. E.
Sharman, M.
Title Tospoviruses - an Australian perspective
Journal name Australasian Plant Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0815-3191
1448-6032
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1071/AP06015
Volume 35
Issue 2
Start page 161
End page 180
Total pages 20
Place of publication Springer Netherlands
Publisher Dordrecht, Netherlands
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The detection, distribution, molecular and biological properties, vector relations and control of tospoviruses present in Australia, including Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), Capsicum chlorosis virus (CaCV) and Iris yellow spot virus (IYSV), are reviewed. TSWV occurs throughout Australia where it has caused serious sporadic epidemics since it was first described in the 1920s. The frequency and distribution of outbreaks has increased in the 1990s, with the arrival and dispersal of the western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis) being one factor favouring this situation. The crops most frequently and severely affected are capsicum, lettuce, tomato, potato and several species of ornamentals. Minimal differences were found between the nucleocapsid (N) gene amino acid sequences of Australian isolates and these were most closely related to a clade of northern European isolates. CaCV was first detected in Australia in 1999 and is most closely related to Watermelon silver mottle virus, a serogroup IV tospovirus. The natural hosts include capsicum, tomato, peanut and Hoya spp. The virus also occurs in Thailand and Taiwan. IYSV was first found in Australia in 2003, infecting onion and leek, with the distribution in three States suggesting that the virus has been present for some time.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Issue: Featuring 9 papers from the activities of 2 CRCs (Tropical Plant Pathology and Tropical Plant Protection) from 1992 to 2005

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
 
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