Mint virus X: a novel potexvirus associated with symptoms in ‘Variegata’ mint

@article{Tzanetakis2005MintVX,
  title={Mint virus X: a novel potexvirus associated with symptoms in ‘Variegata’ mint},
  author={Ioannis E Tzanetakis and Joseph D. Postman and Robert R Martin},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
  year={2005},
  volume={151},
  pages={143-153}
}
Mentha × gracilis ‘Variegata’, an ornamental mint clone first described about 200 years ago, exhibits virus-like vein banding symptoms. Double-stranded RNA and virion isolations revealed the presence of three viruses in a ‘Variegata’ plant. Cloning and sequencing disclosed that one of the viruses was a previously unidentified species with similarities to… CONTINUE READING