Small rhabdovirus-like particles in violet (Viola spp.)

  title={Small rhabdovirus-like particles in violet (Viola spp.)},
  author={D. H. GowanIock and Ralf G Dietzgen},
  journal={Australasian Plant Pathology},
Small rhabdovirus-like particles are described from common violet (Viola odorata) and ivy leaf violet (V. hederacea) showing small areas of leaf chlorosis. The bullet-shaped particles measured 40×98 nm in negatively stained leaf dip preparations, accumulated in the perinuclear space of infected cells and were mechanically transmissible to other violets. This is the first report of a rhabdovirus within the genus Viola.