Distribution of viruses in the garlic germplasm collection of the czech republic
K. Smékalová, H. Stavlíková, K. Dušek
The Czech collection of garlic genetic resources (648 accessions) was surveyed by DAS-ELISA for the presence of four different viruses, namely Onion yellow dwarf virus, Leek yellow stripe virus, Garlic common latent virus, and Shallot latent virus. All viruses were widespread in the collection with an incidence ranging from 65 to 83% for genotypes and 39 to 61% for plants. Most of the genotypes tested were infected with two to four viruses.