Quick scan Lettuce necrotic leef curl virus
This Quick scan concerns a recently identified new plant virus. It has been isolated from symptomatic lettuce plants in the Netherlands in 2011. The proposed name of this new virus is Lettuce necrotic leaf curl virus (LNLCV). Hardly anything is known about this virus. Thus far, symptoms of the virus are only known from the single field in which it was detected in 2011. It is a Torradovirus and, therefore, most likely transmitted by an insect vector. Considering the symptoms observed and the fact that similar symptoms were obtained after artificial inoculation of healthy plants, the virus can potentially have a major impact on lettuce production if an efficient vector would be present. However, the possible vector species is unknown.
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