Heat Treatment

  • Jeanne Dijkstra
  • Cees P. de Jager
Part of the Springer Lab Manual book series (SLM)

Abstract

Mosaic-showing plants of Abutilon striatum “Thompsonii” can be freed from the causal virus Abutilon mosaic Geminivirus by exposing the plants to air temperatures ranging from 34 to 36 °C for several weeks. To make the plant survive the high temperature, it is advisable to give it a preconditioning treatment, such as pruning of the shoots, providing a large pot for optimal root development (to diminish the effect of water loss) and raising the temperature in the growth chamber gradually from 20 to 36 °C. Even better results may be obtained when the plant is exposed to alternating high and normal temperatures for several weeks.

References

  1. Walkey DGA (1985) Applied plant virology. Heinemann, LondonGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeanne Dijkstra
    • 1
  • Cees P. de Jager
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of VirologyWageningen Agricultural UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands

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