Virus transmission in Amaryllid seeds?

Nhu Nguyen
Fri, 11 Sep 2009 12:50:07 PDT
On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 10:50 AM, <> wrote:

> As for transmission by seed, I believe there are a few plants where this
> happens, but for the life of me cannot recall which genus.

Hi Rodger,

The geophyte virus database on the PBS wiki is the most comprehensive
database on viruses that can infect geophytes on the web next to the one
maintained by the US National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
where the data was extracted. Jacob Knecht and I put this database together
a while back in hopes that it will be useful for concerned growers.
Unfortunately, there is a vast number of geophytes out there without any
virus information at all.…

I searched through and found that only *Eucharis candida *was reported to
have a virus (Eucharis mottle virus) transmitted through seeds. This may
happen because the virus itself is specific on Eucharis, although I cannot
say for sure.

Berkeley, CA

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