Synergistic interaction between cucumber mosaic cucumovirus and passion fruit woodiness potyvirus in passion fruit

Nemat S. Bashir, John W. Bowyer, Michael R. Gillings

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Abstract

Passion fruit woodiness disease has been a major limiting factor in developing passion fruit industry in Australia. A mild-strain protection system, established to control the disease, has been working for many years until an outbreak of 'tip necrosis' devasted the protected passion fruit on the North Coast of New South Wales. Our studies with dsRNA extraction and RT-PCR analysis correlated mosaic with passion fruit woodiness or cucumber mosaic viruses, whereas the more severe symptoms such as stunting, 'tip necrosis', terminal bunching, lumpy fruit and vein clearing were usually associated with both viruses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX International Symposium on Small Fruit Virus Diseases
EditorsR. R. Martin
Place of PublicationLeuven, Belgium
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Pages193-198
Number of pages6
Volume656
ISBN (Print)9789066050990
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
Volume656
ISSN (Print)05677572

Keywords

  • Cucumber mosaic
  • Passion fruit
  • RT-PCR
  • Synergism
  • Woodiness

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