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A virologist amongst orchids


Wilson, C, A virologist amongst orchids, CSA Journal, 14, (1) pp. 8-14. ISSN 1541-5341 (2014) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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In Roman times, the term "virus" meant "poison, venom, the rammish smell of armpits, water matter, whitish, yellowish and greenish at the same time which issues out of ulcers and stinks very much, being induced with eating and malignant qualities." By 1957, the French microbiology Andre Lwoff declared, rather circularly, "Viruses should be considered as viruses, because viruses are viruses." But what really is a plant virus?

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Item Type:Professional, Non Refereed Article
Keywords:orchid fleck virus, Cymbidium mosaic virus, Odontoglossum ringspot virus, diagnostics
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Horticultural production
Research Field:Horticultural crop protection (incl. pests, diseases and weeds)
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural crops
Objective Field:Ornamentals, natives, flowers and nursery plants
UTAS Author:Wilson, C (Professor Calum Wilson)
ID Code:97141
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2014-12-04
Last Modified:2014-12-04

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