Characterization and detection of blueberry scorch carlavirus and red ringspot caulimovirus

Bradley I. Hillman, Diane M. Lawrence, Barbara T. Halpem

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Detection systems for blueberry scorch virus (BBScV), a member of the carlavirus group of RNA-containing plant viruses, and red ringspot virus (BBRRV), a member of the caulimovirus group of DNA-containing plant viruses, have been developed. The most sensitive method for detection of both viruses was polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Nucleic acid spot hybridization was somewhat less effective. Transmission experiments confirrmed that at least one aphid species is capable of transmitting BBScV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-93
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Small Fruit and Viticulture
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • General Environmental Science
  • Horticulture
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


  • Bluebeny
  • Detection
  • Nucleic acid
  • Polymerase chain reaction
  • Transmission
  • Vis


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