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Raspberry ringspot virus

Raspberry ringspot virus (RRSV) is a plant pathogenic virus of the family Secoviridae. It was first described by Cadman in 1958. It causes ringspots in raspberries and strawberries and can cause rasp-leaf symptoms in cherry. It also has been found in many other plants including those in the Vitis and Narcissus genera. There are many strains of the virus, the most important including the Scottish strain, the English strain,[1] and the Lloyd George yellow blotch strain.[2] The Scottish strain is the type virus.

Raspberry ringspot virus (RRSV)
Virus classification
Group IV ((+)ssRNA)
Raspberry ringspot virus
  • raspberry Scottish leaf curl virus
  • red currant ringspot virus

This virus can be transmitted by nematode vectors. The Scottish strain is mostly spread by Longidorus elongatus,[3] and the English strain by Longidorus macrosoma.[4]


  1. ^ Harrison (1964). "Specific nematode vectors for serologically distinctive forms of raspberry ringspot and tomato black ring viruses". Virology. 22: 544–550. doi:10.1016/0042-6822(64)90075-3.
  2. ^ Murant, Taylor & Chambers (1968). "Properties, relationships and transmission of a strain of raspberry ringspot virus infecting raspberry cultivars immune to the common Scottish strain*". Annals of Applied Biology. 61: 175–186. doi:10.1111/j.1744-7348.1968.tb04523.x.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ Taylor & Robertson (1969). "The location of raspberry ringspot and tomato black ring viruses in the nematode vector, Longidorus elongatus (de Man)". Annals of Applied Biology. 64: 233–237. doi:10.1111/j.1744-7348.1969.tb02873.x.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  4. ^ Taylor (1962). "Transmission of raspberry ringspot virus by Longidorus elongatus (de Man) (Nematoda: Dorylaimidae)". Virology. 17: 493–494. doi:10.1016/0042-6822(62)90145-9.

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