INFECTION OF HIGHBUSH BLUEBERRIES WITH A PUTATIVE CARLAVIRUS

E.V. Podleckis, R.F. Davis
Flexuous rod virus-like particles resembling members of the carlavirus group were purified from New Jersey highbush blueberries with Sheep Pen Hill disease. Electron microscopy of ultrathin tissue sections from diseased plants showed fibrous inclusions of rod shaped particles typical of members of the carlavirus group of plant viruses. Extracts from infected plants contained particles with a modal length of 690 ±44nm.

Immunosorbent electron microscopy tests indicated that the purified virus was serologically related to blueberry scorch virus, a tentative member of the carlavirus group.

Podleckis, E.V. and Davis, R.F. (1989). INFECTION OF HIGHBUSH BLUEBERRIES WITH A PUTATIVE CARLAVIRUS. Acta Hortic. 241, 338-343
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.241.58
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1989.241.58

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