Collection of viruses of ornamental plants
The collection of pathogenic viruses of ornamental plants has been created since the 1950s concurrent with the virological research led by Ing. Věra Mokrá, Csc. Virus isolates have been used long-term for virological research and even practical diagnostics, especially in serodiagnostics and in the ELISA methods as a reference for the specificity of the used (commercial) antibodies. When the National Program on Protection of Genetic Resources of Economically Significant Microorganisms and Tiny Animals was created in the Czech Republic, our collection was included in it. Currently the collection contains dozens of various isolates of 25 viruses from 15 families and one viroid.
Most of the virus isolates are kept in dried plant tissues of the indicator hosts dessicated over calcium (CaCl2). TSWV, INSV, DsMV and PSTVd are stored in chosen live plants. The collection also provides virus isolates for research and diagnostic purposes.
- Apple chlorotic leaf spot virus (ACLSV),
- Arabis mosaic virus (ArMV),
- Calibrachoa mottle virus (CbMV),
- Carnation mottle virus (CarMV),
- Chrysanthemum virus B (CVB),
- Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV),
- Dasheen mosaic virus (DsMV),
- Hydrangea ring spot virus (HRSV),
- Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV),
- Odontoglossum ring spot virus (ORSV),
- Pelargonium flower break virus (PFBV),
- Petunia asteroid mosaic virus (PetAMV),
- Plum pox virus (PPV),
- Poplar mosaic virus (PopMV),
- Potato X virus (PVX),
- Potato Y virus (PVY),
- Scrophularia mottle virus (ScrMV),
- Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV),
- Tobacco necrosis virus (TNV),
- Tobacco streak virus (TSV),
- Tomato aspermy virus (TAV),
- Tomato bushy stunt virus (TBSV),
- Tomato mosaic virus (ToMV),
- Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV).
- Dahlia mosaic virus (DMV).
- Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd),
- Chrysanthemum stunt viroid (CSVD).
Responsible Person: Ing. Josef Mertelík, CSc. (
Colleagues: Ing. Jana Jobbiková, Bc. Lenka Kašparová, Aleš Tobyška