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First Report of Tobacco rattle virus Associated with Ring Spot and Line Pattern Disease of Peony in Ohio

J. R. Fisher

July 2012


Tobacco rattle virus (TRV) is the type member of the Tobravirus genus which also includes pea early browning and pepper ringspot viruses. The ring spot disease of peony associated with TRV has been reported in Europe and Asia and recently in Alaska but the literature is sparse regarding reports of the disease in the US. These results represent the first confirmed report of TRV in peony in Ohio, and expand the known geographic distribution of the virus.


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