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Seed transmission of banana streak virus confirmed

Daniells, J. W., Thomas, J. E. and Smith, M. K. (1995) Seed transmission of banana streak virus confirmed. Infomusa, 4 (1). p. 7.

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The banana cv. Mysore, which would otherwise be useful as a source of disease resistance in Australia, is contaminated with banana streak badnavirus, causing typical yellow streaking of the leaves. In tests during which Mysore was screened for female fertility, a triploid hybrid was found to contain BSV, confirming seed transmission of the virus. Attempts are being made to free Mysore from the virus by meristem culture.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:plant diseases; plant pathogens; fruit crops; bananas; varietal reactions; seeds; seedborne organisms; diseases; plant pathology; plant viruses; viruses; Musa; Australia; Queensland; banana streak badnavirus; Badnavirus; viruses; plant pathogens; pathogens; Musaceae; Zingiberales; monocotyledons; angiosperms; Spermatophyta; plants; Australasia; Oceania; Developed Countries; Commonwealth of Nations; OECD Countries; Australia;
Subjects:Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture > Culture of individual fruits or types of fruit > Bananas
Plant pests and diseases
Plant pests and diseases > Plant pathology
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Last Modified:04 Nov 2022 00:28

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