Heat treatment follow up

Chernoff, Ellen A. G. echernof@iupui.edu
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:50:48 PDT
Some time a ago I posted about an anti-mosaic virus treatment for 
hippeastrum bulbs.  I think the method is OK as a last resort.  It 
certainly eliminated the of mosaic virus marking on the survivors, but 
I can't be certain it is really gone.  The bulbs I treated were 
identified as H. equestre red, H equestre pink and two different H 
reticulatum striatafolium, all from Thailand.  The 'equestre did the 
best with substantial leaf growth and decent root growth.  The 
reticulatum bulbs keep aborting their leaves but had good root growth.  
I decided to dispose of the virused bulbs to protect all my others.

Dr. Ellen Chernoff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
IUPUI-Biology SL 360
723 W. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5132

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