Tomato Mosaic Virus (ToMV)
Rapid CDIATM Tomato Mosaic Virus (ToMV) kits are intended for the detection of ToMV in infected solanaceous crops.
ToMV is found worldwide and economically damaging in glasshouse and outdoor tomatoes and many other plants. ToMV can cause yellowing and stunting of tomato plants, resulting in loss of stand and reduced yield. In addition, the virus may cause uneven ripening of fruit, further reducing yield. The virus is readily spread by handling and cultural operations. It also contaminates seeds and soil, but no natural vector is known. The best measure to control and reduce infection is to use certified disease-free seed and remove any infected plants, including the roots. Remove Also, discard any plants near those affected.