Plum pox virus strain W found in Kazakhstan
In Kazakhstan, a survey on plum pox virus (Potyvirus, PPV – EPPO A2 List) was conducted in July 2014 in the region of Almaty, in stone-fruit collection orchards (Prunus domestica and P. armeniaca), in nurseries and in private gardens. Leaf samples (75) were collected from symptomatic and asymptomatic trees in 5 areas, and then tested by RT-PCR. Out of the 75 collected samples, 24 were infected by PPV-D and 1 sample was found to be infected by PPV-W. This sample had been collected from a plum (P. domestica) tree growing in a private garden and showing strong chlorotic ring patterns on the leaves. This is the first time that PPV-W is reported from Kazakhstan. So far, this strain had only been reported from Canada (a single record), Latvia, Russia and the Ukraine.
Dallot S, Karychev R, Dolgikh S, Thébaud G, Jacquot E, Decroocq (2019) First report of Plum pox virus strain W in Kazakhstan, on Prunus domestica. Plant Disease 103(10), p 2702. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-02-19-0351-PDN