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Some virus diseases in plants and micro-organisms

  • K. M. Smith
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Abstract

So far as is known all the higher plants are susceptible to virus infection and plant virus diseases are the cause of much loss in food production and great damage to horticultural plants. As examples of the losses involved, the tristeza disease of citrus and the ‘swollen shoot’ of cocoa may be cited as causing the death, not of thousands, but of millions of trees.

Keywords

Sugar Beet Virus Disease Tobacco Mosaic Virus Potato Virus Plant Virus 
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© K.M. Smith and D.A. Ritchie 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. M. Smith
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  1. 1.Virus Research UnitAgricultural CouncilCambridgeUSA

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