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Wheat Spindle Streak Mosaic Virus in Nebraska. M. K. Brakke, Research Chemist, ARS, USDA, Plant Pathology Department, University of Nebraska, Lincoln 68583. W. G. Langenberg, Research Plant Pathologist, ARS, USDA, and R. G. Samson, Student, Plant Pathology Department, University of Nebraska, Lincoln 68583. Plant Dis. 66:958-959. Accepted for publication 1 June 1982. This article is in the public domain and not copyrightable. It may be freely reprinted with customary crediting of the source. The American Phytopathological Society, 1982. DOI: 10.1094/PD-66-958.

Plants from a Nebraska wheat field were tested to determine the cause of mosaic symptoms. Electron microscopy of leaf-dip preparations showed thin, flexuous rods 1215 nm in diameter and mostly 1001,600 nm long. The virus was tentatively identified as wheat spindle streak mosaic virus on the basis of morphology, concentration of rods in leaf-dip preparations, morphology of inclusion bodies, pattern of occurrence in the field, and other factors. This is the first report of wheat spindle streak mosaic virus in Nebraska.

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