Note: Bemisia tabaci biotype B associated with tomato yellow leaf curl disease epidemics on Rhodes Island, Greece

L. C. Papayiannis, Judith K Brown, M. Hadjistylli, N. I. Katis

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In 2006 an outbreak of tomato yellow leaf curl disease occurred in tomato crops on Rhodes Island, Greece. Diseased plants were found to be infested with the B biotype of the Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) complex and greenhouse and open-field-grown tomato crops were infected with Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) introduced from the Middle East. This is the first report of TYLCV and the B biotype of B. tabaci on Rhodes Island in Greece.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-22
Number of pages3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008



  • Biotypes
  • Tomato crop
  • Virus diseases
  • Whitefly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science

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