Detection of Garlic allexiviruses in Western Australia

Publication Date
Tue, 17 Jan 2012, 01:00
Last Updated
June 30, 2015, 8:23 a.m.
Report Number
AUS-51/2
Country
Australia
Pest Id
Allexivirus - (1ALLVG)
Report Status
Final
Hosts
Allium sativum
Pest Status
  • Present: only in some areas
Geographical Distribution
Detected in one home garden in Perth, Western Australia
Summary

Garlic allexiviruses was detected in August 2011. It is likely to be widely distributed as plants are vegetatively propagated. Viruses in this genus are restricted to Allium spp., spread by mites and persist in propagative material. All garlic is infected with some viruses, as result of being vegetatively propagated

Danger
These viruses may have a detrimental impact on the production of Allium spp. although quantification of the potential impact and economic significance is unclear
Contact for info
Australian Chief Plant Protection Officer Australian Government Department of Agriculture, GPO Box 858 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia ippc.contactpoint@agriculture.gov.au
Issue keywords
Pest status:Absent/Absence
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