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Abstract

First report of 'Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum' in parsley (Petroselinum crispum) seed.

Abstract

This study investigated whether viruses are present in commercially available seeds from other members of the Apiaceae family. The seed came from local shops and included caraway (Carum carvi), coriander (Coriandrum sativum), cumin (Cuminum cyminum), dill (Anethum graveolens), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) and parsley (Petroselinum crispum). The pressence of Liberibacter solanacearum was detected in seeds of parsley based on various molecular analyses. This is thought to be the first report of L. solanacearum on parsley seeds.