India: Study conducted on important virus disease infecting the Anthurium plant

Ornamental Anthurium is one the main cut flower in domestic market in Iran. Approximately, 5000 hectares (land and screen-houses) are under ornamental cultivation in Iran and viral diseases incidences are one of the main factor limiting Anthurium production. This brings the importance of screening Anthurium for resistance to important viruses, with a goal to select the better-quality flower for domestic and export markets. Cucumber mosaic virus-CMV is one of the most important virus diseases infecting Anthurium in Iran.

In a recent study the reaction of 14 commercial Anthurium cultivars were evaluated against an isolate of cucumber mosaic virus-CMV under the greenhouses condition. Pot samples of 14 commercial cultivars were transferred to green house. According to the methods described, the cultivars were mechanically inoculated for CMV sensitivity and kept in greenhouse with ambient conditions, controlled temperature and humidity. The cultivars were evaluated based on severity of symptom appearance and serological reading following the methods described. The cultivars were then divided into 12 groups in terms of morphological symptoms. The results of this study showed the lowest infection rate in two cultivars, White and Fantasia, and the highest infection rates in Color cultivar.

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Ghotbi, Tabassom & Shahraeen, Nooh & Biramzadeh, Ebrahim & Nazerian, Eisa. (2021). Evaluation of ornamental anthurium cultivars reaction to cucumber mosaic virus-CMV in greenhouse condition.

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