Viruses and phytoplasmas of small fruit plants maintained in collectionof Institute of Horticulture in Skierniewice, Poland


Abstract: Fruit and ornamental plants infected by different isolates of viruses and phytoplasmasare collected and maintained in Virology Laboratory of the Institute of Horticulture inSkierniewice, Poland. One of the parts of this collection includes infected small fruit plants.Biological indexing, ELISA, PCR/RFLP and sequence analysis of the genome fragments of thepathogens confirmed the presence of the following viruses and phytoplasmas: strawberry:Strawberry mottle virus, Strawberry crinkle virus, ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’; raspberry:Raspberry vein chlorosis virus, Raspberry bushy dwarf virus, Raspberry leaf spot virus,‘Candidatus Phytoplasma ulmi’, ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma pini’; blackberry: Raspberry bushydwarf virus, Raspberry leaf spot virus, ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma ulmi’; black currant: Blackcurrant reversion virus; red currant: Gooseberry vein banding virus, Cucumber mosaic virus;gooseberry: Gooseberry vein banding virus; blueberry: blueberry mosaic, ‘CandidatusPhytoplasma asteris’.

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