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  [Aroid-l] viruses in Amorphophallus
From: Bryan Lampl <blampl1 at earthlink.net> on 2004.10.04 at 09:26:12(12247)
Earlier this year I acquired an Amorphophallus albus and when it opened up I
immediately recognized that the coloration of the leaves were not consistant
and contained lightened patches throughout. I decided that there could be
the possibility of the plant containing a virus. I have kept it seperate
from my other plants to be safe. The plant went dormant after I returned
from the aroid show and now I am hoping to determine if this is a
contaminated tuber. Is there anyone that could inform me on how one would
test for viral infections in tubers or direct me to a person or facility
that could do the procedure. The tuber did offset so I can easily offer one
for disection and testing. I would prefer not to be overcautious and
destroy a healthy tuber. Thanks for your assistance.

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