Why we should care about pathogenic viruses in our plants

Jim McKenney jamesamckenney@verizon.net
Fri, 23 Jul 2010 13:40:59 PDT
The assertion that viruses are not usually transitted via seed has been made 
several times in this thread.

Does anyone know what happens in those cases where seed is produced 
parthenocarpically by a virus infected mother plant?  

I would expect the resulting "seedlings" to be virus infected since they and the 
mother plant form a vegetatively reproduced clone. 

Can anyone cite examples of this from literature? 

Jim McKenney

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