UK Risk Register Details for Tomato chlorosis virus

This record was last updated on 08/01/2021

Scenario and Pathways

Scenario for Risk Register

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  • Pest is introduced

Pathway Assessed for Entry to UK

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  • Plants for planting (except seeds bulbs and tubers)

Common Pathways

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This section is currently being developed as part of the next phase of the Risk Register.

Risk Ratings and Current Mitigations

Unmitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

Current Mitigations

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Key mitigation for pest

Industry production systems mitigate risk. Provisional quarantine pest (Great Britain)



Industry Scheme

Contingency Plan



Mitigated Risks

Likelihood [1 - 5] 4
Spread [1 - 5] 3
Impact [1 - 5] 3
Value at Risk [1 - 5] 3
Likelihood x Impact [1 - 25] 12
UK Relative Risk Rating [1 - 125] 36

Proposed Actions

Proposed Actions



Management By Industry

Targeted Survey


Contingency Plan



Distribution and Pest Details


Country / Territory Status Notes
Europe Present
Turkey Present
Spain Present
United Kingdom Unknown
Netherlands Present
Cyprus Present
France Present
Greece Present
Hungary Present
Italy Present
Portugal Present
North America Present
Mexico Present
United States Present
South America Present
Brazil Present
Uruguay Present
Kenya Present
Egypt Present
Mauritius Present
Mayotte Present
Morocco Present
Reunion Present
Sudan Present
Tunisia Present
Nigeria Present
South Africa Present
Pakistan Present
China Present
Israel Present
Lebanon Present
Taiwan Present
South Korea Present
Saudi Arabia Present
Central America
Costa Rica Present
Cuba Present
Puerto Rico Present

Type of Pest

  • Virus or Viroid

Host or Industry at Risk

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Solanum lycopersicum

Major Hosts

  • Brassica L.
  • Capsicum L.
  • Capsicum annuum L.
  • Cardamine flexuosa With.
  • Cerastium glomeratum Thuill.
  • Chenopodium album L.
  • Cucumis sativus L.
  • Cucurbita moschata Duch. Ex Poir.
  • Datura stramonium L.
  • Erigeron annuus (L.) Pers.
  • Erigeron canadensis L.
  • Eruca vesicaria (L.) Cav.
  • Ipomoea coccinea L.
  • Ipomoea nil (L.) Roth
  • Lactuca sativa L.
  • Solanum lycopersicum L.
  • Mazus japonicus (Thunb.) O.Kuntze
  • Momordica charantia L.
  • Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn./Pers.
  • Nicotiana tabacum L.
  • Phaseolus vulgaris L.
  • Physalis angulata Linnaeus
  • Physalis peruviana L.
  • Phytolacca americana L.
  • Phytolacca icosandra L.
  • Plantago major L.
  • Ruta chalepensis L.
  • Solanum aethiopicum L./Torner
  • Solanum americanum Mill.
  • Solanum melongena L.
  • Solanum nigrum L.
  • Solanum sisymbriifolium Lam.
  • Solanum tuberosum L.
  • Sonchus asper (L.) Hill
  • Stellaria media (L.) Vill./Cyr.
  • Tectona grandis L.
  • Trigonotis peduncularis (Treviranus) Bentham Ex S.Moore
  • Vicia angustifolia L./Grufb./Reichard
  • Vicia tetrasperma (L.) Schreb./Moench
  • Vigna unguiculata (Linnaeus) Walpers
  • Youngia japonica (L.) Dc.
  • Zinnia L.
  • Physalis philadelphica Lam.

Threats to Protected Cultivation

  • Only protected crops

Forest Tree Pests and Pathogens

  • N/A

Further Information

PRA Availability

UK (2001)

Regulation and EPPO listing

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Provisional quarantine pest (Great Britain). EPPO A2

Actions Indicated

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Statutory action to be taken against findings.

General Comments

Virus present in parts of Europe, including the Netherlands, and beyond. Spread by whiteflies which are known to be present in Europe. Industry production practices may help to mitigate risk of introduction to UK glasshouses.

Further Information


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Key uncertainty for pest

How widely ToCV may be present in the UK


Current distribution






UK distribution

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