Assotiation between symptoms of the striate mosaic and a rhabdovirus in wheat

Guido Herrera M.1

During several seasons, symptoms of wheat striate mosaic have been obervad in the northern zone of Chile. Observations through electron microscopy of thin secctions of affected tissues, showed virus particles belonging fo the rhabdovirus group (bacilliform). According to the symptoms and the size of the particles, an association between the observed symptoms and wheat striate mosaic virus 5 postulated.

1 Estación Experimental La Platina (INIA), Casilla 5427, Santiago, Chile.