Cucumber mosaic cucumovirus associated with kava plants showing symptoms of dieback disease in Fiji and Tonga

R. D A Pares*, M. R A Gillings, R. B. Davis, J. F C Brown

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Abstract

Kava dieback disease was first recorded by Parnham in 1935. While some of the symptoms were suggestive of a virus, no viruses have been detected in kava or any other member of the Piperacae. Present results from dsRNA analyses, immuno-electron microscopy, ELISA, and transmission to Nicotiana tabacum and N. glutinosa showed that cucumber mosaic cucumovirus (CMV) was present in many dieback-affected plants. The virus was detected in 44% of kava samples showing a range of symptoms, and was most common in the cultivar Kava Leka Kula in which 61% of samples tested positive by immuno-electron microscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-171
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Plant Pathology
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992
Externally publishedYes

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