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Abstract

First report of Cherry leaf roll virus in Hydrangea macrophylla.

Abstract

In April 2011, virus-like disease symptoms, including severe leaf deformation and chlorosis, were observed on 2 Hydrangea macrophylla cv. Sumiko plants from Australia, being held in quarantine in New Zealand. The causal pathogen was identified as Cherry leaf roll virus (CLRV) based on pathogenicity and genetic analyses. This is thought to be the first report of CLRV in H. macrophylla.