, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 61–64 | Cite as

Sources of resistance to tomato-yellow-leaf-curl-virus (TYLCV) in Lycopersicon species

  • M. A. Kasrawi
  • M. A. Suwwan
  • A. Mansour


Sources of resistance to tomato-yellow-leaf-curl-virus (TYLCV) were investigated in 16 accessions of three Lycopersicon species and 55 commercial tomato hybrids and cultivars. All commercial hybrids and cultivars were highly susceptible. Accessions of L. hirsutum, L. hirsutum f. glabaratum and L. pimpinellifolium showed a wide range of reactions. Those of L. peruvianum, LA 385 of L. peruvianum f. humifusum exhibited very high levels of resistance indicating their potential use in local breeding programs. In contrast to earlier findings, back indexing showed that all symptomless genotypes in this investigation were carriers of the TYLCV.

Key words

Lycopersicon tomato gene pool breeding TYLCV resistance 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Kasrawi
    • 1
  • M. A. Suwwan
    • 1
  • A. Mansour
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of AgricultureUniversity of JordanAmmanJordan

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