First report of Plum pox virus in Montenegro
In Montenegro, studies on the presence of Plum pox virus (Potyvirus, PPV – EPPO A2 List) were conducted in 2006, in both extensive and intensive plum orchards (Prunus domestica) near Nikšić (west of the country). Mild to severe symptoms were observed in 15 orchards, usually on a few trees only. In total, 19 samples were collected and tested (ELISA and molecular tests). Results showed the presence of PPV-D, PPV-M and PPV-Rec. This is the first published report confirming the occurrence of PPV in Montenegro.
The situation of Plum pox virus in Montenegro can be described as follows: Present, its occurrence was confirmed in 2007. PPV-M, PPV-D and PPV-Rec were detected.
Viršček Marn M, Mavrič Pleško I, Zindović J (2007) The discovery and characterization of Plum pox virus (PPV) isolates in Montenegro. New Disease Reports volume 15 (February - July 2007). http://www.bspp.org.uk/ndr/july2007/2007-59.asp