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Abstract

First report of nectarine stem pitting-associated virus infecting Prunus mume in Japan.

Abstract

During a survey in 2015, five Japanese apricot (Prunus mume) samples collected in Japan and showing various virus-like symptoms, such as discolorations and spotting on their leaves, were collected and analyses. The causal pathogen was identified as Nectarine stem pitting-associated virus (NSPaV) based on various molecular analyses. This is thought to be the first report of NSPaV presence in Japan and in P. mume.