Effect of Different Treatments on the Disinfection of the Seed-borne Virus (TMV) in Tomato and Pepper
Abstract: The seed borne virus(TMV) in tomato can be disinfected by 1 day of dry heat treatment at 70℃, or by more than 4 years storage. Soaking the tomato seeds in the 10% of Na_3PO_4 solution for 30 minutes can not disinfect the virus entirely. However, the 3 methods mentioned above were not effective for the disinfection of seed-borne virus in pepper. It suggested that TMV pepper strain have more strong viability than the TWV strains in tomato.