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Re: Hosta Handbook and 'Sea Sprite' virus

In a message dated 09/06/2000 7:43:46 PM Central Daylight Time, 
EntICE11@aol.com writes:

<< Cindy,
 Yes I sent the whole plant in ... and no the plant he rubbed it with has no 

The reason the suspect plant is rubbed on to another plant is to determine if 
there is a virus or other pathogen causing the symptoms or conditions under 

The leaves of the suspect plants are gently ground with a pistil and mortar 
and the juice is placed on a clean plant, if the symptoms of infection then 
occur on the clean plant, the most likely cause is a virus or other pathogen.

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