First report of plum bark necrosis stem pitting-associated virus in sweet cherry in Spain.
In summer 2017, a survey was conducted in a small cherry-growing area in the eastern region of Spain. In the frame of this survey, one sample from a sweet cherry tree (Prunus avium) cv. Planera showing reddening and necrotic spots on the leaves was analyzed by high-throughput sequencing (HTS) on a NextSeq 500 platform. The causal pathogen was isolated and identified as Plum bark necrosis stem pitting-associated virus based on molecular data (genomic sequences). This is thought to be the first report Plum bark necrosis stem pitting-associated virus infecting sweet cherry in Spain.