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Species Lactuca sativa
Crop Lettuce
Pest Scientific Name Lettuce mosaic virus (LMV)
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Type Virus
Pest Classification Is seed a pathway in this crop? Yes
Main literature references 6-1, 6-49, 6-50, 6-77
Remarks Seed is a known pathway for LMV in lettuce and the recommended management strategy is to evaluate seed productions by field inspection or seed testing of a representative sample of each seed lot. <strong></strong>
Detection Is there a seed test? Yes
If yes, type of test Serological
Main literature references 6-1, 6-2, 6-3, 6-115, 6-116
Remarks A seed test using ELISA is available in some commercial labs.
Risk mitigation Can the pest be managed by seed treatment(s)? No
If yes, what type(s)
Main literature references
Remarks No references found indicating seed treatments are effective against LMV on lettuce.

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