In vitro thermotherapy and shoot-tip culture to eliminate Caper latent virus in Capparis spinosa.

  title={In vitro thermotherapy and shoot-tip culture to eliminate Caper latent virus in Capparis spinosa.},
  author={Laura Tomassoli and Giovanni di Lernia and Antonio Tiberini and G Chiota and E. Catenaro and Marina Barba},
  journal={Phytopathologia Mediterranea},
Capparis spinosa plants in the Sicilian Islands, Italy, are frequently infected with Caper latent virus (CapLV). CapLV affects the vigour and longevity of caper plants and exacerbates the effect of other adverse biotic and abiotic factors. To have CapLV-free cuttings of caper for multiplication and new planting is therefore advantageous for a revival of this crop wherever it is cultivated. An improved procedure for the in vitro thermotherapy combined with the culture of the shoot tips of C… 

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