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EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 1997 Num. article: 1997/097

Detection of chrysanthemum stunt viroid in Northern Italy

In Lombardy (Northern Italy), a serious disease was observed on chrysanthemum. Affected plants showed stunting, flower deformations and early flowering. The causal agent was identified as chrysanthemum stunt viroid (EPPO A2 quarantine pest).


Bianco, P.A.; Belli, G. (1996) Detection and identification of chrysanthemum stunt viroid (CSVd) in Northern Italy.
Abstract of a paper presented at the 9th International symposium on ;virus diseases of ornamental plants (ISHS), Herzliya (IL), 1996-03-17-22.
Phytoparasitica, 24(4), p 324.