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Abstract

First report of nasturtium as a natural host of Cherry leaf roll virus on Amsterdam Island.

Abstract

During a survey of plant viruses in the French sub-Antarctic islands, samples from nasturtium plants (Tropaeolum majus), an introduced plant species, showing symptoms of leaf mosaic, deformation and veinal necrosis were collected on Amsterdam Island. The pathogen was identified as Cherry leaf roll virus based on molecular studies conducted on the isolates. This is thought to be the first report of natural infection of T. majus by CLRV.