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Abstract

First report of pepper vein yellows virus infecting tomato in China.

Abstract

In 2017, some tomato plants in Nanning city, Guangxi, China, were observed to show symptoms of vein yellowing, leaf puckering and internode shortening, typical of a viral disease. The plants were collected and sent to the laboratory. The causal pathogen was isolated and identified as Pepper vein yellows virus (PeVYV) based on molecular, serological and pathogenicity analyses. This is thought to be the first report of tomato as a natural host of PeVYV.