The agent causing chlorotic spots in Kalanchoë blossfeldiana `Isabella¿ was investigated. A virus isolated from this naturally infected kalanchoë was mechanically transmissible to several indicator plants. Observation of suspension preparations in the electron microscope revealed rhabdovirus-like particles. On the basis of symptoms on indicator plants, serology, electron microscopy, molecular characterisation and back inoculation to K. blossfeldiana 'Isabella', the causal agent was identified as an isolate of Sonchus yellow net virus (SYNV). This is the first report of an ornamental plant species naturally infected by SYNV.
|Title of host publication||X International Symposium on Virus Diseases of Ornamental Plants, Maryland, USA, 27 May - 1 June 2000|
|Place of Publication||Leuven, Belgium|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|Event||X International Symposium on Virus Diseases of Ornamental Plants - Annapolis, United States|
Duration: 27 May 2000 → 1 Jun 2000
|Conference||X International Symposium on Virus Diseases of Ornamental Plants|
|Period||27/05/00 → 1/06/00|