Cherry virus A infecting cherries and plums in the Czech Republic – Short communication
D. Šafářová, M. Navrátil, F. Paprštein, T. Candresse, A. Maraishttps://doi.org/10.17221/141/2012-HORTSCICitation:Šafářová D., Navrátil M., Paprštein F., Candresse T., Marais A. (2013): Cherry virus A infecting cherries and plums in the Czech Republic – Short communication. Hort. Sci. (Prague), 40: 37-39.
The presence of Cherry virus A (CVA) in the germplasm collections of sweet cherries and plums was studied. CVA was detected using the specific RT-PCR assay in six of eight sweet cherry and one of four plum cultivars. Specifity of amplicons and distant position of cherry and non-cherry isolates was verified by sequencing and phylogenetic analysis. Results indicate that the cherry landraces and cultivars could be infected by CVA more than it has been assumed. Keywords:
CVA; Cerasus avium L.; Prunus domestica L.; RT-PCR; sequencing