Tomato leaf curl viruses

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Tomato leaf curl virus symptoms on tomoato plant (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University
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Tomato leaf curl viruses

This is a complex of genetically different viruses infecting mainly tomatoes and some solaneceous plants. They are transmitted by Bemisia tabaci and cause stunting, small fruits and rolled leaves. The leaves are stiff, thicker than normal and often have a leathery texture as well as a purple tinge to the veins on the underside. Weeds may be alternate and symptomless hosts.


Currently, the following viruses of this complex have been entered into the system: