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First Report of Rose rosette virus Associated with Rose Rosette Disease in Rosa hybrida in Minnesota

S. Bratsch, D. Zlesak, D. Mollov, and B. Lockhart

June 2017


A Rosa hybrida plant was identified with rose rosette disease symptoms and was positive for Rose rosette virus (RRV) by reverse transcription PCR. It is important to monitor routinely roses for RRV symptoms and to test and rogue symptomatic plants. This is the first report of RRV infecting roses in Minnesota.


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