Virus transmission in Amaryllid seeds?

Alberto Castillo
Thu, 10 Sep 2009 15:39:01 PDT
Seeds are fortunately the only common way to obtain virus free material, but there is no way to propagate clean material of the immense number of hybrids/varieties around that are infected. Sadly.



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> Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 10:56:00 -0700
> Subject: [pbs] Virus transmission in Amaryllid seeds?
> This discussion of possible viruses in x Amarcrinum reminded me of some
> discussions we had in the past about viruses in some Amaryllis "Multiflora"
> bulbs.
> Was there ever a consensus on whether viruses can be transmitted through the
> seeds of amaryllids that have fleshy seeds? I'm just wondering how much
> risk there is when we trade them around.
> Mike
> San Jose, CA
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