Plum pox virus

Plum pox virus

Plum pox virus (PPV) is a serious plant disease infecting stone fruit species of the genus Prunus including peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, almonds and ornamental varieties. PPV does not kill trees, but can drastically reduce yields. PPV is transmitted from infected trees by aphids or by grafting or budding. PPV does not affect human or animal health.

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