Tomato chlorosis virus (ToCV) and Tomato infectious chlorosis virus (TICV)
Learn about the symptoms, spread and distribution of these economically-damaging viruses, and how to control outbreaks when they occur.
What are the viruses?
Tomato chlorosis virus (ToCV) and Tomato infectious chlorosis virus (TICV) are whitefly-transmitted criniviruses.
Both viruses can have serious, yield-reducing effects upon tomato production if suitable control is not administered.
Recent outbreaks in other countries have caused extensive economic damage to the production of tomatoes.
Although both viruses are considered to have only tomato as their major economic host, they can infect a broader range of plant species, including a range of common weeds.
Symptoms and spread of ToCV and TICV
Key information to help you recognise the two viruses as they develop and then take hold of a crop.
Hosts and distribution of ToCV and TICV
The viruses have a wide range of hosts and differing geographical areas of distribution.
Control of ToCV and TICV
All the information you need to react to an outbreak of either virus.
The content for this web page was originally authored for AHDB by Adrian Fox and Adam Buxton-Kirk (Fera Science Ltd).