Detection of citrus tristeza virus (CTV) in the central zone of Chile

Guido Herrera M.1, Mónica Madariaga V.1 y Mónica Santalices A.2

During the season 1994/95 were observed, in the central zone of Chile, lemon plants graphted on the rootstock Citrus macrophylla which showed growth decreasing, chlorosis and stem pitting in the rootstock. Through indirect ELlSA and electron microscopy was asociated the symptoms to the citrus tristeza virus (CTV).

Keywords: virus, citrus tristeza virus, lemon, citrus.
1 Centro Regional de Investigación La Platina (INIA) Casilla 439, Correo 3. Santiago. Chile.
2 Laboratorio Apablaza y Santalices, Rojas Magallanes 126, La Florida, Santiago, Chile.