What is it about?

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) is an emerging virus threat to tomato productivity and is currently spreading into new areas which are of great concern to the growing global production in the absence of mitigation measures.

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Why is it important?

In this article we (1) revisit the historical development (2) current knowledge about ToBRFV and future prospects for improved understanding needed to support effective control and mitigation of the impacts it is likely to cause (3) we also looked at the possibilities of further spread by making comparison between glasshouse vs. open field tomato cultivation as a potential source of transmission (4) profound likely future spread if measures are not taken (5) future prospect on what are needed to be done to stop spread

Perspectives

Writing this article was a great pleasure as it has co-authors with whom I have had good collaborations. This article is timely and generally calls for public attention on this new emerging viral disease of tomato.I hope to find this article helping in adding values as we keep looking out for the control of the disease.

John Oladeji Oladokun
Assam Agricultural University

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This page is a summary of: Tomato brown rugose fruit disease: current distribution, knowledge and future prospects, Plant Pathology, September 2019, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/ppa.13096.
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