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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 679-684

Mass Screening of Temperate Fruit Germplasm against Major Viruses for developing a ‘Clean Stock’ Programme in Himachal Pradesh
Anil Handa and Shelly Kapoor
Plant Virology Laboratory, Dr. Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni-173230, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
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The importance of viruses and related pathogens on the quality of planting material is largely recognised as a major component in a certification protocol aimed at developing ‘Clean Stock’ programme. Since majority of the viruses associated with temperate fruits are of latent nature, the significance of a quick and reliable method for early detection of these viruses is of paramount importance. This paper discusses the use of DAS-ELISA as an efficient tool for the detection of major viruses of temperate fruit crops and also highlights the value of DAS-ELISA in mass screening and development of ‘Clean Stock’ programme. Early detection of viruses in the propagative material is a pre-requisite for checking their effective spread and to guarantee a sustainable ‘Clean Stock’ programme. This programme will also help in the production of planting material of known variety and plant health status for local growers by controlling the propagation of pathogen-tested mother plants.

Keywords: Mass screening, Temperate, Major viruses, Clean stock

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Anil Handa and Shelly Kapoor. 2018. Mass Screening of Temperate Fruit Germplasm against Major Viruses for developing a ‘Clean Stock’ Programme in Himachal Pradesh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 679-684. doi:
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