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The Viroids pp 221-233 | Cite as

Potato Spindle Tuber

  • T. O. Diener
Part of the The Viruses book series (VIRS)

Abstract

Of all plant diseases now known to be caused by viroids, the potato spindle tuber disease was the first to be recognized and studied by plant pathologists. Also, it was during efforts to purify a putative virus from potato spindle tuber-affected plants that the aberrant properties of the causative agent were recognized, the first viroid isolated, and the viroid concept developed. Thus, the potato spindle tuber disease truly represents the prototype of all viroid diseases.

Keywords

Irish Cobbler Nucleic Acid Hybridization Severe Strain Potato Spindle Tuber Viroid Mild Strain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. O. Diener
    • 1
  1. 1.Microbiology and Plant Pathology Laboratory, Agricultural Research ServiceU.S. Department of AgricultureBeltsvilleUSA

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