[tomato] Re: TMV virus transmission

Lazaro Eustaquio Pereira Peres (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Sun, 13 Jun 1999 16:13:01 +0000 (GMT)

The transmission of TMV by smokers was a problem in the past because some
tomato growers (at least in Brazil) had their fingers contaminated in the
preparation of  home made cigarettes.  The virus was transmitted by the
contaminated fingers especially in the pruning process. There are some TMV
resistant cultivars. One of then are "VFNT Red Cherry" (T = TMV

Lazaro Peres

On Sun, 13 Jun 1999, Tantrika wrote:

> Justine,
> I'm not sure that I believe tobacco mosaic virus is spread just by people
> who smoke.  In fact I'm sure I don't believe  that.  I think that's
> folktale.  The heat of the fire from the cigarette should negate that
> though I would be interested in being told why it might spread it.