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Posts Tagged: CTV

Citrus Tristeza Virus Testing Keeps Lindcove Lab Bustling With Activity

Therese Kapaun performs RT-qPCR on CTV samples in the Lindcove Plant Pathology Lab.

Annual CTV testing of all trees at the Lindcove Research and Extension Center was completed in April.  Four hard-working field staff sampled 11,000 trees by blotting the cut ends of four stems per tree onto nitrocellulose membranes. ...

Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 11:26 AM
Tags: CTV (3), DAS-ELISA (3), Lindcove (1), RT-qPCR (1)

Citrus Tristeza Virus testing complete at Lindcove REC

Joseph Spahn samples mandarin trees for Citrus Tristeza Virus at a research plot within Lindcove Research and Extension Center.  Photo by Therese Kapaun.

Annual testing of more than 11,000 citrus trees for citrus tristeza virus (CTV) was completed last week at Lindcove REC.  This year we found eleven trees infected with the virus, thus the average infection rate was one per thousand trees.  This...

Posted on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:58 AM

Annual Citrus Tristeza Virus Testing at LREC

Blots develop a dark purple stain if they contain CTV.

Each year the Lindcove Research and Extension Center tests every field tree for citrus tristeza virus (CTV), with funding from the California Citrus Nursery Board.  This plant virus can be found in citrus trees worldwide, and certain strains of...

Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 1:02 PM
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