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The first subantarctic plant virus report: Stilbocarpa mosaic bacilliform badnavirus (SMBV) from Macquarie Island

Skotnicki, Mary; Selkirk, Patricia M; Kitajima, Elliot W; McBride, T; Shaw, J; Mackenzie, Anne


We report here the finding of a new plant virus, Stilbocarpa mosaic bacilliform badnavirus (SMBV) in Stilbocarpa polaris (Homb. et Jacq.) Gray on subantarctic Macquarie Island. This is the first vascular plant virus reported from any of the remote subantarctic islands, and represents the southernmost plant virus found anywhere. The virus causes mild to severe yellow mosaic symptoms in the perennial megaherb S. polaris. Virus distribution appears most widespread in the northern third of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Polar Biology


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