Potato virus U
|Potato virus U|
|Group:||Group IV ((+)ssRNA)|
|Species:||Potato virus U|
Potato virus U (PVU) is a pathogenic plant virus discovered in Peru in 1983. PVU characteristically causes leaf malformation and necrotic spotting. Transmitted by mechanical inoculation—including seed-to-seed contact and grafting—PVU is also said to be transferred by nematodes of the genus Longidorus.
- Jones RA, Fribourg CE, Koenig R (1983). "A previously undescribed nepovirus isolated from potato in Peru". Phytopathology. 73 (2): 195–8. doi:10.1094/Phyto-73-195. Retrieved 2007-07-22.
- "ICTVdB Virus Description - 00.018.0.03.025. Potato virus U".
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