First Report of Alfalfa mosaic virus in Lavandula officinalis.

  title={First Report of Alfalfa mosaic virus in Lavandula officinalis.},
  author={Ll Mart{\'i}nez-Priego and Mart{\'i}n Casariego C{\'o}rdoba and Concepci{\'o}n Jord{\'a}},
  journal={Plant disease},
  volume={88 8},
For several years, in ornamental nurseries in the Mediterranean area of Spain, stunting and yellow leaf spotting have been observed in young plants of Lavandula officinalis. Symptoms eventually disappeared as the plants matured. During the summer of 2003, the number of plantlets affected and the intensity of symptoms increased significantly. Symptomatic plants tested positive using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) (Phyto-Diagnostics, INRA, France) for the presence of Alfalfa mosaic… CONTINUE READING