Survey of SLRSV, RpRSV, SMYEV and SCRV in Belgium

Kris De Jonghe, Sébastien Morio, Tim Beliën, Gertie Peusens, Thibaut Olivier, Stéphan Steyer

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In order to assess the prevalence of strawberry viruses in Belgium, a survey
was carried out since January 2011. Two aphid-transmitted viruses (SMYEV, Strawberry mild yellow edge virus and SCrV, Strawberry crinkle virus) and 2 nematode-transmitted viruses (RpRSV, Raspberry ringspot virus and SLRSV, Strawberry latent ringspot virus) were targeted through simplex and duplex PCR, derived from the protocols of Wei et al. (2008) and Thompson et al. (2003). Samples were collected mainly in strawberry fields (279 samples) but also in Rubus sp. (59 samples), Ribes sp. (32 samples) and Prunus sp. (95 cherry samples). SCrV analyses were limited to the genus Fragaria. Until now, no virus transmitted by Xiphinema sp. and/or Longidorus sp. was detected. Additionaly, 5 strawberry leaf samples were infected by SMYEV two of which were also positive for SCrV. A monitoring of the infected fields has been set up.
Translated title of the contributionMonitoring van SLRSV, RpRSV, SMYEV en SCRV in België
Original languageEnglish
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)356-358
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2012
EventInternational Conference on Virus and Other Graft Transmissible Diseases of Fruit Crops - Roma, Italy
Duration: 3-Jun-20128-Aug-2013

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