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First report of blueberry mosaic-associated virus in highbush blueberry in Serbia.


From 2012 to 2014 symptoms of yellow to yellowish green, white and pink mosaic patterns were observed on the leaves of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) plants in two locations of Serbia. These symptoms resembled those of blueberry mosaic disease. After several unsuccessful attempts to identify the agent of the disease, Thekke-Veetil et al. (2014) detected the presence of a virus in the samples with mosaic symptoms and named it Blueberry mosaic-associated virus (BlMaV). This is thought to be the first report of BlMaV in Serbia.