Control of Potato Viruses using Meristem and Stem-cutting Cultures, Thermotherapy and Chemotherapy

  • G. Faccioli


Potato viral diseases are widespread worldwide, and often cause serious yield losses. Their control is difficult because, unlike pathogenic microorganisms, viruses are unaffected by therapeutic treatments; their spread is thus best minimized by preventative measures. As potato is vegetatively propagated, infection increases through subsequent generations, so it is essential to produce healthy from infected plants.


Potato Virus Potato Cultivar Plant Tissue Culture Leaf Primordia Axillary Meristem 
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  • G. Faccioli
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  1. 1.UCI S.T.A.A, Istituto di Patologia vegetaleUniversitá degli Studi di BolognaBolognaItaly

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