Interception of Angelonia flower break virus (AnFBV) in New South Wales
Thu, 30 Apr 2009, 02:00
July 24, 2015, 7:59 a.m.
Angelonia flower break virus - (AFBV00)
Absent: intercepted only
AnFBV was discovered on aysmptomatic verbena plant material derived from imported tissue culture using a new diagnostic test in December 2008. All plants that tested positive were symptomless. All plants in the consignment have been destroyed.
AnFBV is a carmovirus and is likely to be readily transmitted by touch. The virus is known to cause flower break symptoms on Angelonias and in this case no symptoms were noted on Verbenas. Other known hosts are Angelonia spp and Phlox spp.
Contact for info
Australian Chief Plant Protection Officer
Australian Government Department of Agriculture,
GPO Box 858
Canberra ACT 2601