EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 07 - 1999 Num. article: 1999/133

Serological method to differentiate CTV isolates causing stem pitting in sweet orange

A serological method (indirect double sandwich ELISA) has been developed in Florida (US) to detect and differentiate isolates of citrus tristeza closterovirus (CTV - EPPO A2 quarantine pest) causing stem pitting in extracts of infected sweet orange plants (Citrus sinensis) from other CTV isolates.


Nikolaeva, O.V.; Karasev, A.V.; Garnsey, S. M.; Lee, R.F. (1998) Serological differentiation of the citrus tristeza virus isolates causing stem pitting in sweet orange.
Plant Disease, 82(11), 1276-1280.