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Subject: First report of Plum pox potyvirus in Argentina
Date posted: April 12, 2005
Source: International Phytosanitary Portal

Plum pox potyvirus (PPV) has been detected on plum (Prunus domestica) and apricot (P. armeniaca) trees from a single property in the Province of San Juan, Argentina.  Electronic microscopy and DAS-ELISA tests confirmed the identity of the virus in January 2005.  All plants were destroyed and the surrounding property was placed under quarantine. 

For more information, see the following websites: 
International Phytosanitary Portal (, “Argentina – Emergency Action for Plum pox virus Detection (03 February 2005) (in Spanish)

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