Development and validation of RT-PCR multiplex detection of grapevine viruses and viroids in the Czech Republic

  • Marcela Komínková
  • Petr KomínekEmail author
Short Communication


A multiplex RT-PCR reaction was developed and validated for the simultaneous detection of two viruses and two viroids: grapevine fleck virus, grapevine Pinot gris virus, grapevine yellow speckle viroid 1, and hop stunt viroid. The multiplex reaction specificity was verified on a set of 210 grapevines from the Czech Republic. The results showed the occurrence of hop stunt viroid in 94.3% of the examined plants, while incidence of the other pathogens was lower: grapevine Pinot gris virus (64.8%), grapevine yellow speckle viroid 1 (52.4%), and grapevine fleck virus (15.2%).


Multiplex Detection Grapevine fleck virus Grapevine Pinot gris virus Grapevine yellow speckle viroid 1 Hop stunt viroid 



The authors wish to thank Peter Lemkin for improvements in the English.

Funding information

This work was supported by institutional support MZE-RO0418 from the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic.

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The authors declare they carefully followed the COPE guidelines.

The authors declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Plant Virology and PhytoplasmatologyCrop Research InstitutePraha 6 - RuzyněCzech Republic

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