First Report of the Occurrence of Grapevine leafroll-associated virus-5 in Turkish Vineyards

BUZKAN N., Karadag S., Kaya A., BALOĞLU S., Minafra A., Ben-Dov Y.

JOURNAL OF PHYTOPATHOLOGY, vol.158, no.6, pp.448-449, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 158 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1439-0434.2009.01634.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.448-449
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


Surveys were made in the main grape growing region (Southeast Anatolia) of Turkey for the occurrence of Grapevine leafroll-associated virus-5 (GLRaV-5). Plant samples with typical leafroll symptoms and mealybugs, Planococcus ficus (Signoret) were used for assessing the occurrence of GLRaV-5 by RT-PCR. A 272 bp band representing GLRaV-5 infection was successfully detected in plants and mealybugs in some vineyards of the Southeast Anatolia region and the virus is the first time reported in Turkish vineyards.