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Abstract

First report of tomato torrado virus infecting tomato in single and mixed infections with Cucumber mosaic virus in Panama.

Abstract

In February 2008, in open field-grown tomato crops from the central regions of Coclé, Herrera, Los Santos and Veraguas of Panama, unusual disease symptoms, including deformation, necrosis, purple margins, interveinal yellowing, downward and upward curling of the leaflets alternately, necrotic lines in sepals and branches, fruits distorted with necrotic lines on the surface, and severe stunting, were observed. Tomato production was seriously damaged. The pathogen was identified as Tomato torrado virus (ToTV) while 3 of the samples were also positive for Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV). This is thought to be the first report of ToTV in Panama and the first report of CMV/ToTV mixed infection.