Submitted to: International Conference on Graft Transmissible Diseases of Fruit Crops
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/4/2009
Publication Date: 8/24/2010
Citation: Tzanetakis, I.E., Laney, A.G., Keller, K.E., Martin, R.R. 2010. New viruses found in fig exhibiting mosaic symptoms. International Conference on Graft Transmissible Diseases of Fruit Crops. Available: http://icvf.jki.bund.de/ Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Mosaic is the most widespread viral disease of fig, affecting the crop wherever it is grown. The causal agent of the disease was poorly characterized, and until recently it was considered a virus-like agent with double membrane bound semispherical bodies transmitted by eriophyid mites. During the molecular characterization of the Fig mosaic associated virus we discovered two new closteroviruses and a new badnavirus affecting the tree used in our studies. The characterization and presence of the three new viruses is the subject of this communication.