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Abstract

First report of Southern tomatovirus in German tomatoes.

Abstract

In 2019, greenhouse tomatoes from Lower Saxony, Germany, showed symptoms consisting of mottling, yellowing and/or chlorotic spots. Eight samples were sent to the Julius Kuehn Institute for analysis. The causal pathogen was identified as Southern tomato virus (STV), a member of the genus Amalgavirus (family: Amalgaviridae), based on molecular and pathogenicity analyses. This is thought to be the first report of STV infecting tomato in Germany.