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Molecular Identification of a Tobacco mosaic virus Isolate from Imported Petunias

B.-S. Kim, G. Ruhl, T. Creswell, and L. S. Loesch-Fries

September 2014

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The study illustrates the necessity of molecular diagnostics in the screening of asymptomatic breeding stock and progeny plants, in addition to symptomatic plants, to avoid the unintentional spread of virus in plant material. Early diagnosis of virus infection is critical to avoid global spread of infected plants.

doi:10.1094/PHP-BR-14-0018

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