Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/30/2000
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Plum pox virus is the causal agent of the economically important pox disease, also known as sharka, of stone fruits in Europe and the Middle East. The history of the disease, its economical impact, characterization and control as well as properties of the virus and its genome are described. This information is important for research scientists and scientists involved in quarantine and certification programs.