Presence of Plum Pox virus in the Republic of Macedonia

Mitrev, Sasa and Karov, Ilija and Rusevski, Rade and Arsov, Emilija (2012) Presence of Plum Pox virus in the Republic of Macedonia. Plant Protection Society of the Republic of Macedonia , XXIII (24/25). pp. 35-40. ISSN 1857-7253

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Viral diseases of fruit cultivars affect the quality of fruits and cause great damage in the field of pomiculture. One of the more significant diseases of fruit cultivars, especially plums and peaches is the plum pox or Sharka virus (Plum Pox virus, PPV). There is very little data about the presence of this virus in Macedonia. Examination of old plum cultivars showed symptoms typical of the sharka virus. Field assessment of the percentage of infection of plum trees was carried out in a part of the territory of Macedonia. Some of the young seedlings that were analyzed failed to develop properly and were withered. Using DAS-ELISA tests and a universal set of antibodies, we demonstrated the presence of the Sharka virus in 94% of the examined samples. The test results showed high concentration of viral antigens in the plant samples (OD: 3.618 - 3.47230min). The laboratory analysis of the young fruits indicated that the infection probably originated from the propagative material.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Agricultural Sciences > Agricultural biotechnology
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Depositing User: Emilija Arsov
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2012 14:11
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2016 13:00

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