Detection of infectious tobamoviruses in irrigation and drainage canals in Greater Poland
Małgorzata Jeżewska 1, A-B,D-F
Katarzyna Trzmiel 1, C-F  
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Department of Virology and Bacteriology, Institute of Plant Protection-National Research Institute, Poznań, Poland
A - Research concept and design; B - Collection and/or assembly of data; C - Data analysis and interpretation; D - Writing the article; E - Critical revision of the article; F - Final approval of article
Katarzyna Trzmiel   

Virology and Bacteriology, Institute of Plant Protection-National Research Institute, ul. Węgorka 20, 60-318 Poznań, Poland
Submission date: 2017-11-17
Acceptance date: 2018-01-15
Journal of Plant Protection Research 2018;58(2):202–205
Water samples were collected from irrigation ditches and drainage canals surrounding the fields in Southern Greater Poland. Initially, the samples were subjected to low and high speed centrifugation and obtained pellets were used to perform biological assays. Viral identification involved biological, electron microscopic as well as molecular methods. The occurrence of Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) and Tomato mosaic virus (ToMV) was demonstrated in 12 out of the 17 examined water sources. The molecular analysis results showed the TMV and ToMV co-infections in the analysed water samples. To our knowledge, this is the first report of tobamoviruses found in environmental water in Poland.
The authors have declared that no conflict of interests exist.
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