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Resistance to Tobacco Mosaic Virus in Pepper Introductions. Grover Sowell, Jr., Research Plant Pathologist, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Experiment, GA 30212. Plant Dis. 66:1062-1064. Accepted for publication 27 February 1982. This article is in the public domain and not copyrightable. It may be freely reprinted with customary crediting of the source. The American Phytopathological Society, 1982. DOI: 10.1094/PD-66-1062.

Virus was not recovered from 53 of the 1,863 peppers (Capsicum spp.) in the national pepper collection evaluated for resistance to tobacco mosaic virus. Resistance was indicated by necrosis or no symptoms on inoculated leaves, followed by failure to recover the virus from uninoculated leaves.