Donate Now and become Forum Supporter. Many perks! Members Mark Forums Read. Where do you get your virus tests? I'd hate to give away or sell any plants I may no longer be interested in in the future that have a virus. I haven't had any reasons to suspect a virus until a recent post showed that some virused Catts have purple spots on the leaves, which I know can also be common and benign, I have a number of Catts that have marked leaves I believe mine are due to sun exposure. Among other plant issues I'm having this summer.
They are widely recognized as a concern; any thorough repotting demo or orchid culture talk implores the audience to take precautions to disinfect cutting tools, pots, and prevent cross-contamination on potting benches. Yet very few people systematically test for viruses in their orchid collections or request a test at purchase. While 17 viral pathogens have been confirmed to infect orchids pers. For this article, I will focus on our results from virus-testing our orchid collection, and the patterns indicated.
Leading the way to healthy crops. Pseudobulb is the only part of the plant not suitable for sampling. Use both symptomatic, as well as non-symptomatic tissue.