VIRUS AND VIRUS-LIKE DISEASES OF CITRUS IN EPIRUS

L. Barbarossa, G. Loconsole, C. Vovlas

Abstract


In 2005 a survey was conducted in the main citrusgrowing areas of Epirus. Commercial groves and nurseries were inspected for symptoms of virus and viruslike diseases and a total of 123 samples were collected. Molecular hybridisation was used to test for Citrus tristeza virus (CTV), Citrus psorosis virus (CPsV), Citrus infectious variegation virus (CVV), Citrus exocortis viroid (CEVd) and Hop stunt viroid (HSVd). Although the results are from a low number of samples, they give a significant insight into the sanitary conditions of the Greek citrus industry, disclosing the presence of CTV mild strains in the North-western area.

Keywords


citrus; virus diseases; CTV; molecular hybridisation; sequencing

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4454/jpp.v89i2.754

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