First report of American plum line pattern ilarvirus in Lebanon
In Lebanon, during a survey carried out in spring 2005, leaf symptoms ranging from mild to bright line patterns were observed in several cherry trees (Prunus avium cv. Feraouni) in one orchard located in the central part of Bekaa Valley. 54 samples were collected from symptomatic and asymptomatic trees, and tested by DAS-ELISA for the presence of American plum line pattern ilarvirus (APLPV – A2 list). 26 samples tested positive and these results were confirmed by RT-PCR. This is the first report of APLPV in Lebanon.
The situation of American plum line pattern ilarvirus in Lebanon can be described as follows: Present, first detected in 2005 in 1 orchard, central part of Bekaa Valley.
Choueiri E, Myrta A, Herranz MC, Hobeika C, Digiaro M, Pallás (2006) First report of American plum line pattern virus in Lebanon. Journal of Plant Pathology 88(2), 227.