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A review of the plant virus and viroid records for Tasmania


Guy, PL and Cross, PA and Wilson, CR, A review of the plant virus and viroid records for Tasmania, Australasian Plant Pathology pp. 1-14. ISSN 0815-3191 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/s13313-020-00725-5


A review of the records of plant viruses, viroids and phytoplasmas in Tasmania has found evidence for 51 viruses and one viroid. Based on insufficient evidence, 22 viruses and reports of at least three phytoplasmas are unconfirmed. Most of these unconfirmed pathogens are probably present but further work is required to confirm this. Forty two of the listed viruses are aphid transmitted, including 15 potyviruses, 8 carlaviruses and 8 luteoviruses. Only one leafhopper and one whitefly transmitted virus are reported. One new viroid and eighteen new virus records are included. As well as infecting weeds, agricultural and horticultural species, some of the viruses have invaded Tasmania’s native flora.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australia, virus, diagnosis, temperate agriculture, biological invasions, plant viruses
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Crop and pasture production
Research Field:Crop and pasture protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Industrial crops
Objective Field:Hops
UTAS Author:Wilson, CR (Professor Calum Wilson)
ID Code:139344
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2020-06-10
Last Modified:2020-08-07

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