First report of Cherry leaf roll virus (CLRV) in Malus domestica

Cherry leaf roll virus (CLRV) was detected in apple (Malus sp.), a host not previously reported for CLRV in New Zealand. A total of 72 leaf samples were obtained from two orchards in the Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand and tested by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Virus-specific RT-PCR, sequencing and mechanical… CONTINUE READING