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Abstract

Robinia mosaic virus: a new cucumovirus in Italy.

Abstract

A virus was isolated from Robinia pseudoacacia plants in Italy which showed symptoms of severe mosaic and malformation of the leaves and growth reduction. From biological, morphological and serological tests, the virus was identified as robinia mosaic virus, a distinct strain of peanut stunt cucumovirus (PSV). The experimental reproduction of the symptoms showed that the virus was the causal agent of the disease. This is the first report of this strain of PSV in Italy.