The Dagger Nematode as a Vector for Grapevine Fanleaf Virus
The intimate details of the biology of the host and the virus, as well as current methods to manage the disease
Mar 2014 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
The dagger nematode, Xiphinema index, is one of the major threats to grapevines, not so much because of being a nematode but because of its ability to transmit a deadly virus. Both nematode and virus are the subject of the article “Xiphinema index and its relationship to Grapevines: A review,” authored by S. Van Zyl, M.A. Vivier and UC Davis’ Andy Walker. This comprehensive review was published in the S. African Journal of Enology and Viticulture 33:21-32, 2012. What follows i...
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