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Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) infectingAlstroemeria hybrids in India

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Infection of Alstroemeria hybrids in India with a subgroup 1 strain ofCucumber mosaic virus (CMV) is reported for the first time. The virus was identified on the basis of host range, transmission byAphis gossypii andMyzus persicae in the non-persistent manner, ELISA, electron microscopy and RT-PCR using CMV-specific primers. CMV was detected in nine hybrids and 61% of plants by dot-blot hybridisation.

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Verma, N., Singh, A.K., Singh, L. et al. Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) infectingAlstroemeria hybrids in India. Australasian Plant Pathology 34, 119–120 (2005).

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