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Title First report of avocado sunblotch viroid (ASBVd) naturally infecting avocado (Persea americana) in Greece.

Authors Lotos, L.; Kavroulakis, N.; Navarro, B.; Serio, F. di; Olmos, A.; Ruiz-Garcia, A. B.; Katis, N. I.; Maliogka, V. I.

Author Affiliation Laboratory of Plant Pathology, School of Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece.

Author Email vmaliogk@agro.auth.gr

Journal Plant Disease 2018 Vol 102 No. 7 pp. 1470-1471

ISSN 0191-2917


Abstract

During the 2016 growing season, fruits exhibiting depressed, greenish, yellow-white craters, which are typical symptoms of avocado sunblotch disease, were spotted on a single tree in an orchard located in the province of Chania, Crete. No symptoms were observed on the leaves or shoots of the tree nor on any other tree in the orchard. The causal agent of sunblotch disease is Avocado sunblotch viroid (ASBVd, family Avsunviroidae). RT-PCR and northern blot analysis were carried out and confirmed the presence of the viroid in the symptomatic tree. This is thought to be the first report of ASBVd in Greece.
Publication type
Journal article

Publisher
American Phytopathological Society (APS Press)

Year of publication
2018

Location of publication
St. Paul

Country of publication
USA

Language of publication
English

Language of summary
English

Geographical location
Greece

Record number
20183233414

Organism descriptor
Avocado sunblotch viroid
Avsunviroid
Avsunviroidae
Persea americana
viruses


Descriptor
avocados
geographical distribution
new geographic records
orchards
pathogens
plant diseases
plant pathogens
plant viruses
symptoms


Identifier
phytopathogens
viruses of plants


Broad Term
Avsunviroid
Avsunviroidae
viroids
viruses
Balkans
Southern Europe
Europe
Developed Countries
European Union Countries
Mediterranean Region
OECD Countries
Persea
Lauraceae
Laurales
magnoliids
angiosperms
Spermatophyta
plants
eukaryotes