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Occurrence of tea plant necrotic ring blotch virus in Iran
Eisa Nazerian 1, A-D,F  
,   Hossein Bayat 1, B-E
 
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Department Technology and Production Management, Horticultural Research Institute of Iran, Iran
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
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Eisa Nazerian   

Department Technology and Production Management, Horticultural Research Institute of Iran, Horticultural Research Institute of Iran, 3456743, Mhalat, Iran
Submission date: 2020-11-17
Acceptance date: 2021-01-11
Online publication date: 2021-02-16
 
 
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The tea plant [Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze] is one of the most significant commercial crops in Iran. Symptomatic leaves including chlorina on the edge of the leaf, and multiple necrotic ring blotches on mature leaves from different tea gardens were observed in northern Iran. RT-PCR analysis and transmission electron microscopy observations were applied to characterize the causal agent of tea leaf discoloration. Sequence analyses of the fragments revealed that all the samples were infected with tea plant necrotic ring blotch virus. To our knowledge this is the first report of TPNRB in Iran and the second in the world.
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