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Genetic homogenisation of two major orchid viruses through global trade‐based dispersal of their hosts

Fogell, Deborah J., Kundu, Samit, Roberts, David L. (2019) Genetic homogenisation of two major orchid viruses through global trade‐based dispersal of their hosts. Plants, People, Planet, 1 (4). pp. 356-362. ISSN 2572-2611. (doi:10.1002/ppp3.46) (KAR id:75698)

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Abstract

Orchid viruses are capable of causing flower deformities and death, which can se‐ verely impact the horticultural industry and wild orchid conservation. Here we show how two of these quickly evolving viruses display few genetic differences since their first emergence, across countries and host plants. This is concerning as, despite bios‐ ecurity regulations to control the movement of orchids and their related pathogens, these patterns are suggestive of rapid and regular international movement of horti‐ cultural material. Poor biosecurity practices could threaten the orchid horticultural industry and result in the accidental translocation or reintroduction of infected plant material intended to recover wild populations.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1002/ppp3.46
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
Q Science > QK Botany
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > DICE (Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology)
Depositing User: David Roberts
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2019 08:03 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/75698 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Fogell, Deborah J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4591-1911
Roberts, David L.: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6788-2691
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