Re: Cypripedium - virus symptoms (another photo)

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Abgeschickt von Alastair Robinson am 01 Mai, 2000 um 11:32:54

Antwort auf: Re: Cypripedium - virus symptoms (another photo) von Peter Corkhill am 30 April, 2000 um 22:49:57:

::I don't want any infection to be transmitted round my other plants but you can understand I am reluctant to destroy it without good cause.::

If you can isolate the plant, but keep it going in order to observe its behaviour and survival, you might be doing the rest of us a service.
In industry we use attenuated/mild forms of otherwise virulent plant viruses to infect crops that may be at risk from infection.
The result of infecting them with a mild, virtually symptomless virus is that superinfection by the virulent strain is often successfully thwarted.
If your seemingly mild potyvirus has similar effects, which you could test through careful assays, then you might well have something worth keeping if worst comes to worst.
"Corkhill's Vaccine" - intriguing..!