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Survey of the Routes and Incidence of Viral Infection of Tomato and Paprika Growing in Greenhouses in Cherwon Province, Korea During 2015-2017
Res. Plant Dis. 2018;24:145-152
Published online June 30, 2018
© 2018 The Korean Society of Plant Pathology.

HyungBae Kil1†, Minji Kang2†, Won-Seok Choi2†, Joong-Il Kim2, Mi Sa Vo Phan3, JiHui Im1, MeeKyoung Kim1, and Mi-Ri Park2*

1Cheorwon Agricultural Technology Center, Cheorwon 24023, Korea
2Cheorwon Plasma Research Institute, Cheorwon 24047, Korea
3School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea
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These authors contributed equally to this work as first authors.
Received May 29, 2018; Revised June 4, 2018; Accepted June 15, 2018.
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During 2015-2017, we surveyed the incidence of viral infections of tomato and paprika growing in greenhouses in Cherwon province, Korea. In 2015 and 2016, we collected leaves and fruits from tomato and paprika plants growing in greenhouses. We detected viruses in the samples collected using specific primer sets for Broad bean wilt virus 2 (BBWV2), Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV), Pepper mild mottle virus (PMMoV), Pepper mottle mosaic virus (PepMoV), and Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV). We detected PMMoV, CMV, and TSWV in the samples, and CMV and TSWV were the most prevalent. For the prevention of future viral diseases, we then surveyed the routes of infection by these viruses in tomato and paprika plants growing in greenhouses in Cherwon province in 2017. Leaf and fruit samples were collected from seedlings and crops two and four months after transplanting into greenhouses. As a result, we found that TSWV was transferred from seedlings to plants, and outbreaks of the virus occurred at the early stage of cultivation. On the other hand, we found that CMV was a virus indigenous to the soil of some towns in Cherwon province, and thus outbreaks of this virus occurred at the middle stage of cultivation.
Keywords : Cheorwon province, Greenhouse, Paprika, Tomato, Viral infection

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