Testing Methods for Seed-transmitted Viruses

Testing Methods for Seed-transmitted Viruses

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This practical guide covers the commonly used detection methods for seed-transmitted viruses and viroids that affect both tropical and temperate crops. It contains 25 complete step-by-step procedures for biological, serological and molecular techniques to detect and identify such viruses. Combining helpful practical notes with more detailed explanations of the principles behind the techniques, the book describes the general characteristics of seed-transmitted viral diseases and discusses outlines for the organization and interpretation of seed health assays. The techniques reviewed are also applicable to non-seed-transmitted viral agents.Until the advent of sensitive detection methods for viroids, Avocado sunblotch viroid (ASBVd, Avsunviroid) has also been a problem in avocado plantations. ... New virusa€“host relationships involving seed transmission are continually being reported. ... 2002), and Olive latent virus 1 (OLV-1, Necrovirus) and Cherry leafroll virus (CLRV, Nepovirus) in olive (Saponari et al., ... Virus infection of wild hosts may often escape attention in the field, because viruses are very often asymptomatic inanbsp;...

Title:Testing Methods for Seed-transmitted Viruses
Author:S. E. Albrechtsen
Publisher:CABI - 2006


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