Peach latent mosaic viroid is present in Lebanon
During the last three years, studies were carried out in Lebanon on the sanitary status of stone-fruit tree orchards. Results of this survey concerning virus and virus-like diseases have been presented in details in the EPPO Bulletin (Jawhar et al., 1996). In addition to these results, peach latent mosaic viroid (quarantine status under review) was detected in peaches by indexing and molecular hybridization. The EPPO Secretariat had previously no data on the occurrence of peach latent mosaic viroid in Lebanon.
Jawhar, J.; Di Terlizzi, B.; Khoury, W.; Savino, V.(1996) Preliminary account of the phytosanitary status of stone-fruit trees in Lebanon.
Bulletin OEPP/EPPO Bulletin, 26(1), 161-166.
Jawhar, J.; Di Terlizzi, B.; Turturro, C.; Khoury, W.; Savino, V.(1997) Virus and virus-like diseases of stone fruits in Lebanon.
Abstract of a paper presented at the 6th Arab Congress of Plant Protection , 1997-10-27/31, Beirut (LB), p 214.