Lilies & virus

John T Lonsdale
Tue, 21 Nov 2006 11:46:59 PST
John Bryan wrote - "It is to be noted that the plants did not show signs of
virus, just the flower size and count diminished."

This is rather like saying the patient didn't show signs of HIV infection,
his CD4 cell count just plummeted; his viral load went through the roof, he
got a bunch of opportunistic infections and suffered from Kaposi's sarcoma.

If reduced flower size and count aren't classic signs of viral infection in
plants then I don't know what is.

Perhaps you mean that the lily didn't have a bunch of yellow streaks in the


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