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Leafhopper Transmission of a Clover Virus causing Green Petal Disease in Strawberry


THE symptoms of green petal disease1 of strawberries in Britain resemble those caused by the aster yellows virus2 in strawberries in California. In several localities where the disease occurs in Kent, symptoms of the aster yellows type were also found in red and white clover (Trifolium pratense L. and T. repens L.), plantain (Plantago major L.) and mayweed (Anthemis cotula L.).

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  1. Posnette, A. F., Plant Path., 2, 17 (1953).

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  2. Frazier, N. W., and Thomas, H. E., Plant Dis. Rep., 37, 272 (1953).

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FRAZIER, N., POSNETTE, A. Leafhopper Transmission of a Clover Virus causing Green Petal Disease in Strawberry. Nature 177, 1040–1041 (1956).

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