Heat treatment for mosaic virus

Steven hartsentwine.australia@gmail.com
Thu, 09 May 2013 15:07:02 PDT
Hi Shelly, yes I think experimenting with onions will be a great start & when I get it right I'm going to treat some beautiful large white hippeastrums that I bought & are heavily infected with virus.. They are perfect test subjects & I would like to keep them healthy until they give me seeds. 

Steven :  )

On 10/05/2013, at 7:40 AM, Shelley Gage <s.gage100@hotmail.com> wrote:

> We used to fill onion bags and put them in a hot water treatment tank designed for banana suckers, then leave them to dry for a week or so before replanting as a method of keeping the stock clean. 
>> To: pbs@lists.ibiblio.org
>> From: pbs@pilling.demon.co.uk
>> Subject: Re: [pbs] Heat treatment for mosaic virus
>> 
>> Hi,
>> 
>> In message <BAY156-W248FECDB93ECAC113B9B1FAEA40@phx.gbl>, Alberto 
>> Castillo <ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com> writes
>>> recover. The reason is evident: to reach 46 C at the core the outer 
>>> portion must be almost boiled.
>> 
>> The laws of thermodynamics beg to differ. If your bulbs are exposed to a 
>> constant 46C for long enough (above there is mention of 2 hours) the 
>> temperature at the centre will be the same as outside.
>> 
>> 
>> -- 
>> David Pilling
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