Identification of Lily symptomless virus infecting Lilium martagon 'Pink Taurade' in Ohio.
In spring of 2012, a Lilium martagon 'Pink Taurade' plant showing stunting and an interveinal chlorosis symptom resembling a nutrient deficiency was submitted to the Ohio Plant Diagnostic Network as part of a Farm Bill funded survey of viruses infecting ornamental hosts. The plant was collected from a block of approximately fifty container-grown lilies and was one of only a few showing the symptoms. ELISA using commercially available antibodies, PCR detection and BLASTn searches of the NCBI database revealed the causal agent as Lily symptomless virus (LSV). This is thought to be the first confirmed report of LSV infecting Lilium spp. in Ohio.