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EPPO Reporting Service no. 05 - 1995 Num. article: 1995/110

Strawberry latent ringspot nepovirus found in lilies

In Israel, during winter 1994, unusual symptoms of asymmetrical opening of flowers were observed on lilies (oriental hybrid 'Stargazer') grown from bulbs imported from Europe. By using electron microscopy, host range and serology, the presence of strawberry latent ringspot nepovirus (EU Annex II/A2) was detected. In Israel, the virus has only been found once in roses. The authors assumed that the virus has been introduced with the bulbs and noted that this is the first report of strawberry latent ringspot nepovirus in lilies.


Cohen, J.; Gera, A.; Loebenstein, G. (1995) Strawberry latent ringspot virus in lilies.
European Journal of Plant Pathology, 101 (2), 217-219.