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EPPO Reporting Service no. 01 - 1999 Num. article: 1999/005

First report of plum pox potyvirus in Lithuania in a collection of plum trees

Symptoms of leaf mottling, diffuse chlorotic spots, rings and vein banding were observed in plums (Prunus domestica) in the tree collection of the Lithuanian Institute of Horticulture in Babtai in 1996. The presence of plum pox potyvirus (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was detected by DAS-ELISA, electron microscopy, inoculation to herbaceous indicators and RT-PCR. The presence of plum pox potyvirus in plum trees of the collection at Babtai was confirmed in 1997 and 1998 by ELISA. According to serological tests, it appears that the strain found in Babtai belongs to the Dideron type. This is the first report of plum pox potyvirus in Lithuania.


Staniulis, J.; Stankiene, J.; Sasnauskas, K.; Dargeviciute, A.; (1998) First report of sharka disease caused by plum pox virus in Lithuania.
Plant Disease, 82(12), p 1405.