Question: How is tomato mosaic virus transmitted?

Can tobacco mosaic virus infect tomatoes?

Tobacco mosaic virus can infect ornamentals and weeds including cucumber, lettuce, beet, pepper, tomato, petunia, jimson weed and horsenettle. The symptoms for each virus on each host appear differently, though there are some commonalities.

Can you eat cucumbers with mosaic virus?

Yes, you can eat squash and melons that are infected with mosaic virus. These viruses are not harmful to humans and do not cause the fruit to rot. Often the discoloration is only skin deep. In cases where fruit are severely distorted, the texture of the fruit may be affected and may not be desirable for eating.

Can mosaic virus live in soil?

Unlike TMV (tobacco mosaic virus), CMV is not seedborne in tomato and does not persist in plant debris in the soil or on workers’ hands or clothing. The occurrence of this virus is erratic and unpredictable; consequently, control of this disease can be difficult.

Which disease in cassava is caused by a virus?

Cassava frogskin disease (CFSD) is a virus- like disease that affects cassava and was first reported from southern Colombia (Pineda et al., 1983).

Which crop is generally affected by mosaic disease?

Mosaic, plant disease caused by various strains of several hundred viruses. A number of economically important crops are susceptible to mosaic infections, including tobacco, cassava, beet, cucumber, and alfalfa.

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Should I remove yellow leaves from tomato plant?

If your plants are grown with adequate space between them, light will reach the lower leaves and they don’t have to be removed. When lower leaves start getting yellow it is a sign that they are shutting down and they should be removed before they become a sugar drain on the rest of the plant.