Detectability of viruses in lily bulbs depends on virus, host and storage conditions

A.F.L.M. Derks, M.E.C. Lemmers, Th.C. Hollinger

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    Lily symptomless virus (LSV) and lily mottle virus (LMoV) are detected reliably with ELISA in bulbs of Asiatic hybrids stored at 0-2°C for at least 2-3 weeks after lifting prior to testing. If this protocol was applied to Lilium longiflorum-cultivars and Oriental hybrids, however, it generally failed in the detection of LMoV. This phenomenon was virus dependent since LSV, cucumber mosaic virus and lily virus X were easily detected. The detection of LMoV in L. longiflorum-cvltivais greatly improved after storage of scales at 20°C for 2-3 weeks under white fluorescent light (12-16 h/day, 13-16 W.m-2). This protocol was also applicable to LSV in L. longiflorum, but not for LMoV in Oriental hybrids.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings VII International Symposium on Flowerbulbs
    EditorsH. Lilien-Kipnis, A. Borochov, A.H. Halevy
    PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
    ISBN (Print)9789066058194
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1997

    Publication series

    NameActa Horticulturae
    ISSN (Print)0567-7572

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