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New DNA equipment reveals risk of so-called symptom-free lettuce big vein associated virus

Plant Research International, part of Wageningen UR, has used its next generation sequencing DNA equipment to show that it is the Lettuce big vein associated virus (LBVaV) itself that causes necrotic symptoms in lettuce. For years it was assumed that the virus was present in lettuce without showing any symptoms. Thanks to this new knowledge about the true nature of the virus, breeding companies can better address the risks of the virus....

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Source: PhysOrg - Friday, 22 June, 2012


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