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Genetic variability of crinivirus infecting Capsicum spp. in São Paulo State, assessment of damage caused by tomato chlorosis virus (ToCV) and tomato severe rugose virus (ToRSV) in pepper cultivars and search for sources of resistance in Capsicum sp. to ToCV

Grant number: 14/09487-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2014
Effective date (End): September 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy - Plant Health
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Renate Krause Sakate
Grantee:Mônika Fecury Moura
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas (FCA). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:12/51771-4 - Begomovirus and Crinivirus in Solanaceae: molecular epidemiology and management strategies, AP.TEM


The Solanaceae family includes important crops for the world economy as tomato, potato, chili and sweet-pepper. In Brazil, these crops can be found in all regions of the Federation, and Southeast and Midwest States are the largest producers. Recently the Tomato chlorosis virus - ToCV (Genus Crinivirus) was identified infecting pepper, tomato and potato in producing areas in Brazil. There are few information available about the damage that this virus causes in sweet-pepper plants in quantitatively and qualitatively way. Therefore, this study aims to verify the productivity of sweet-pepper plants infected by ToCV in single infection and in the presence of ToSRV (Tomato severe rugose virus), an economically important begomovirus. In addition, Capsicum germplasm will also be evaluated for resistance to ToCV. Knowledge about the actual damage caused by ToCV in Capsicum and search for sources of resistance to this virus, will be essential for the establishment of economic strategies to the disease control. (AU)

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