Re: Variegation in Anthuriums ?
- Subject: Re: Variegation in Anthuriums ?
- From: "Julius Boos" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 3 Mar 2002 17:03:51 -0600 (CST)
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From: Celeste Whitlow <email@example.com>
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Subject: Re: Variegation in Anthuriums ?
Correct, this is the same story that I have heard. The recomended
'treatment' for any aroid w/ this virus is to discard the infected plant.
Good hygene by disinfecting pruners will also keep you collection clear.
Remember at last IAS show in Miami (last Sept.) that there was an
Amorphophallus sp. that showed symptoms of the virus which we rejected for
>>The way I understand it, viruses in plants are vector borne. The vector
transmission of virus is, as mentioned, often chewing-type insects. However,
another often overlooked route of virus transmission is the cutting done by
humans with tainted pruners.
So if one gets a plant with a virus, it is best to get rid of it
immediately. I think also that it would be wise for the near future, after
the plant was destroyed, to dip pruners or any other cutting instruments in
alcohol inbetween working with each plant.
I don't think there is a way to get rid of a virus in a plant. They don't
make a plant antiviral treatment, to my knowledge.<<