Search Results

You are looking at 1 - 1 of 1 items for

  • Author or Editor: Salvador Soler-Aleixandre x
Clear All Modify Search

The disease incited by Pepino mosaic virus (PepMV) is currently a serious problem for tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) crops in several European countries. A collection of accessions from different Solanum species was screened to find sources of resistance to PepMV. All plants of S. lycopersicum, S. lycopersicum var. cerasiforme, S. pennellii Correll, S. cheesmaniae (L. Riley) Fosberg, S. habrochaites S. Knapp & D.M. Spooner, S. neorickii D.M. Spooner, G.J. Anderson & R.K. Jansen, S. pimpinellifolium L., S. basendopogon Bitter, S. canense Rydb., S. caripense Humb. & Bonpl. ex Dunal, and S. muricatum Aiton accessions showed a 100% systemic infection rate, high viral accumulation, and apparent symptoms. In some accessions of the species S. chilense (Dunal) Reiche and S. peruvianum L., a variable percentage of plants without systemic infection was observed. Although all plants of ECU-335 accession of S. ochranthum Dunal showed systemic infection by PepMV, the symptoms were mild and the levels of viral accumulation were low. PepMV was not detected in plants of AN-CA-214 accession of S. pseudocapsicum L. No symptoms were observed either on inoculated leaves or on growing leaves. The use of the latter two species is limited considering that they cannot be sexually crossed with cultivated tomato. As a result, S. chilense and S. peruvianum are the most promising species in the search for sources of resistance to PepMV.

Free access