Peach latent mosaic viroid occurs in China
In China, cuttings were collected in a peach orchard (Prunus persica cv. Okubo) in Liaoning province, in September 1996. These cuttings were tested on the indicator plant P. persica GF 305 and also by a molecular hybridization technique (dot-blot with digoxigenin-labelled riboprobe). Peach latent mosaic viroid (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) was detected in 9 out of the 14 peach samples from Liaoning province. This finding confirms an earlier report of peach latent mosaic viroid from China.
Turturo, C.; Minafra, A.; Ni, H.; Wang, G.; Di Terlizzi, B.; Savino, V. (1998) Occurrence of peach latent mosaic viroid in China and development of an improved detection method.
Journal of Plant Pathology, 80(2), 165-159.