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Summary of the Express Pest Risk Analysis for Tomato ringspot nepovirus


Tomato ringspot nepovirus (TomRSV) may cause serious losses in tree/bush fruits and cultivation of ornamental plants. Virus transfer mechanically and by vaccinations so there is a high risk that the virus may be delivered unconsciously over and between crops (especially when infection is asymptomatic). The most likely way of entry is transfer with seeds. Additionally, some nematodes (genre Xiphinema ) are TomRSV vectors. Virus was not reported in Poland. Most of host plants and some of Xiphinema species (which were not tested as TomRSV vectors) occur in PRA area.


  • Nepovirus lycopersici


  • Fragaria x ananassa
  • Gladiolus
  • Gomphrena globosa
  • Hydrangea
  • Malus
  • Pelargonium x hortorum
  • Prunus
  • Prunus persica
  • Ribes
  • Rubus
  • Rubus idaeus
  • Solanum lycopersicum
  • Stellaria media
  • Taraxacum
  • Vaccinium
  • Vitis


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PRA Area

  • Poland