scientific study - rose virus paper

henry_kuskaMay 20, 2014

Published in Archives of Virology, May 2014.

Title: Complete nucleotide sequence of rose yellow leaf virus, a new member of the family Tombusviridae

Authors: Dimitre Mollov, Ben Lockhart, David C. Zlesak


Unfortunately,the abstract contains very little (if anything) of interest to most rose growers (in my opinion).

I expected that the Minnesota group was going to prepare a description of their rose virus research which would include such things as typical symptoms, method of spread, effects on growth, etc. However, nothing so far as I can determine has appeared.

For another rose virus that they discovered, the following was stated: "Yes we have a transmission paper in the works with pictures of symptoms and other details that would be useful to those especially in plant disease clinics to confidently identify plants with it."


Also, as far as I can determine, the 2012 Ph.D. thesis has not been released to the public.

Title: Identification, transmission, and genomic characterization of four new viruses in cultivated rose

Here is a link that might be useful: link to abstract of new publication

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caldonbeck(UK (8))


    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 7:07PM
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seil zone 6b MI

I hardly think that's called for, Caldonbeck. You're not required to read anything on here that you find tedious so just skip it if you're not interested. Some of us do find Henry's information interesting and useful.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 8:27PM
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caldonbeck(UK (8))

You're probably right seil - being mean but this stuff takes soporific to a whole new level. I struggle to find any relevance to a gardener. This is after all a garden forum. These are dull, university papers posted continuously. Can you hand on heart say you've ploughed through any of this stuff and come out the other end having gained anything?

    Bookmark   May 24, 2014 at 11:41PM
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anntn6b(z6b TN)

There are rose diseases out there that are important to those of us in North America. What is in the scientific papers (Yes, I do read them) is important to many of us for the continued health and survival of our gardens.

Do a search about Downey Mildew. Then do a search about Chili Thrips. Then look to Rose Rosette.

Then thank your lucky stars that so far, these pestilences aren't being propagated in your part of the rose world by people who can't be bothered to learn about both the good and bad sides of rose growing.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 12:56PM
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