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Express PRA for Turnip crinkle virus – Occurrence –


The Turnip crinkle virus (TCV) is already known from Great Britain (England, Scotland) since the 1950’s. Furthermore, the virus was described in Yugoslavia. Currently, no data are available on the distribution in Germany and the rest of the EU. So far, the virus is listed neither in the Annexes of the Regulation (EU) 2019/2072 nor by EPPO.

TCV infests plants from the cruciferous plant family (Brassicaceae), and under experimental conditions chenopods (Chenopodium sp.) and thorn apple (Datura stramonium), too. No information on relevant damage in the known distribution areas is available.

Due to appropriate climatic conditions, it is assumed that TCV can establish outdoors in Germany. An establishment in EUMember States is also to be expected. 

Due to its low damage potential for cultivated plants, TCV does not pose any phytosanitary risk for Germany and other EU Member States. 

Thus, TCV is not classified as a potential quarantine pest and Article 29 of the Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 does not apply.


  • Betacarmovirus brassicae


  • Brassicaceae


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PRA Area

  • Germany