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Abstract

First report of Grapevine pinot gris virus infecting grapevine in Pakistan.

Abstract

A total of 249 grapevine samples were collected from different grape growing regions in Pakistan and tested by RT-qPCR for a panel of 17 viruses known to infect grapevine. The presence of Grapevine Pinot gris virus (GPGV) was detected on infected samples that showed chlorotic mottling, leaf deformation and stunting symptoms based on various molecular analyses. This is thought to be the first report of GPGV in Pakistan.