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Abstract

First report of Arabis mosaic virus infecting Vinca minor in Ohio.

Abstract

In the spring of 2012, a single container-grown periwinkle (Vinca minor) sample collected from a small nursery block of approximately 75 plants was submitted to the Ohio Plant Diagnostic Network as part of a survey of viruses infecting ornamental hosts. The plant exhibited mottle and marginal/interveinal chlorosis symptoms resembling a nutritional problem and was representative of approximately 10% of the block. The sample tested positive for Arabis mosaic virus (ArMV). This is thought to be the first report of ArMV infecting V. minor in Ohio.