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First report of Prunus necrotic ringspot virus infecting bindweed in Iran.


Prunus necrotic ringspot virus (PNRSV) affects rosaceous plants worldwide. In 2011 and 2012, a total of 50 symptomatic bindweeds (Convolvulus arvensis) were collected from rose gardens in Alburz, Mazandaran and Tehran provinces of Iran. DAS-ELISA and pathogenicity tests revealed the presence of PNRSV, which was further confirmed by RT-PCR assays. In Iran, PNRSV was first detected in rose samples from Tehran province. This is thought to be the first report of PNRSV in C. arvensis in Iran.