Submitted to: Society of Nematology Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/24/2000
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Soil samples from potato fields in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho were collected, and the only stubby root nematode species identified was Paratrichodorus allius (PA). PA was extracted and added to Samsun NN tobacco to determine the presence of tobacco rattle virus (TRV). The pathogenic potential of TRV isolates was also determined on 'Russet Burbank' and 'Norkotah' potato using PA as vector. PA was found in 30 percent of potato fields, of which 10 percent were viruliferous. Regardless of PA density, potato plant age or duration of exposure to PA, TRV from Pasco, WA, was the most virulent strain followed by Umatilla, OR, and Mattawa, WA.