Specific monoclonal antibodies to detect the cherry strain of plum pox potyvirus
Two monoclonal antibodies specific to the cherry strain of plum pox potyvirus (PPV – EPPO A2 quarantine pest) have been developed in Italy. These monoclonal antibodies reacted in DASI-ELISA with sweet and sour cherry isolates of PPV. But they gave no reaction with 44 isolates belonging to the Dideron, Marcus and El Amar strains. However, the authors noted that further studies are needed on the reliability of ELISA tests using these specific monoclonal antibodies to detect the PPV cherry strain in field-grown cherry trees.
Myrta, A.; Potere, O.; Crescenzi, A.; Nuzzaci, M.; Boscia, D. (2000) Properties of two monoclonal antibodies specific to the cherry strain of plum pox potyvirus.
Journal of Plant Pathology, 80(2), 95-101.