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An Air-borne Plant Virus

Nature volume 139, page 370 (27 February 1937) | Download Citation

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IN a recent publication1, an account is given of an unusual plant virus which is found in the roots of normal-looking plants of different species growing in the insect-proof glasshouse under conditions usually considered proof against virus infection. It is shown that this virus is water-borne to the soil, whence it reaches the roots of the plants.

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    , Parasitology, 29 (1937).

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  1. Potato Virus Research Station, School of Agriculture and Molteno Institute, Cambridge.

    • KENNETH M. SMITH

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