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Key warning symptoms:

  • Brown spots

  • Mosaic

  • Deformation

  • Chlorosis

  • Mottle

  • Ringspots

  • Stunting

Petunias are vulnerable to a large number of viruses. The single virus we detect most often in petunias, tobacco mosaic virus, can cause crinkled leaves, yellow and green mosaic, and stunting. The virus can remain infectious for a long time in soil and on tools and other surfaces. People can transmit Tobacco mosaic virus and Tomato mosaic virus readily by working with plants. Both unburned and burned tobacco products can be a source of infection.


Fungal Diseases

  • Botrytis cinerea (Botrytis blight)  PCR

  • Phytophthora spp (Crown rot) PCR


Petunia Virus Screen - ELISA

  • Alfalfa mosaic virus (AMV)

  • Apple mosaic virus (ApMV)

  • Arabis mosaic virus (ArMV)

  • Calibrachoa mottle virus (CbMV)

  • Chrysanthemum virus B (CVB)

  • Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV)

  • Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV)

  • Potyvirus group test (Poty)

  • Tobacco etch virus (TEV)

  • Tomacco mild green mosaic virus (TMGMV)

  • Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV)

  • Tobacco ringspot virus (TRSV)

  • Tobacco streak virus (TSV)

  • Tomato aspermy virus (TAV)

  • Tomato mosaic virus (ToMV)

  • Tomato ringspot virus (ToRSV)

  • Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV)


Other virus tests available for petunia

  • Alstroemeria mosaic virus (AIMV) 

  • American plum line pattern virus (APLPV)

  • Apple mosaic virus (ApMV)

  • Beet curly top virus (BCTV)

  • Beet western yellows virus (BWYV)

  • Broad bean wilt virus-1,2 (BBWV-1,2)

  • Carlavirus group test (CarLa)

  • Chrysanthemum virus B (CVB)

  • Kyuri green mottle mosaic virus (KGMMV)

  • Luteovirus group test (Luteo)

  • Nepovirus group test (Nepo)

  • Peanut stunt virus (PSV)

  • Potato acuba mosaic virus (PAMV)

  • Potato leafroll virus (PLRV)

  • Potato virus A (PVA)

  • Potato virus X (PVX)

  • Potato virus Y (PVY)

  • Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd)

  • Potexvirus group test (Potex)

  • Prunus necrotic ringspot virus (PNRSV)

  • Raspberry ringspot virus (RpRSV)

  • Soybean mosaic virus (SMV)

  • Tobacco etch virus (TEV)

  • Tobacco rattle virus (TRV)

  • Tobamovirus group test (Tobamo)

  • Tomato aspermy virus (TAV)

  • Tomato bushy stunt virus (TBSV)

  • Turnip mosaic virus (TuMV)

  • Whitefly-transmitted geminivirues (WTG)



Phytoplasmas (Phyto) PCR 

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