plum pox

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A disease of plum and related trees, the symptoms of which vary according to the species affected, but which usually include the appearance of pale or dark rings or spots on leaves and fruit. Plum pox is a disease of considerable economic importance and is a notifiable disease in Britain. It is caused by a virus and transmitted by aphids (Aphididae).

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry — Ecology and Conservation.

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