R. P. Pant, K. B. Pun, N. K. Meena, Baljeet Kaur

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Orchids are susceptible to a large number of abiotic and biotic agents that can affect their development and decrease the quality of their flowers and leaves. Viruses are one of the most important biotic agents, and more than 58 viruses are known to infect orchids, with cymbidium mosaic virus (CymMV) and odontoglossum ringspot virus (ORSV) being the most prevalent and economically important viruses worldwide. In India, so far, 10 viruses have been reported to infect different orchids. The important viruses are: CymMV, ORSV, Calanthe mild mosaic virus, groundnut bud necrosis virus, vanilla necrosis virus, cucumber mosaic virus, and vanilla mosaic virus. In this chapter, we have described symptoms, host range, transmission, purification techniques, different methods of diagnosis, particle morphology, systematic position, and yield loss wherever available of all the orchid viruses reported from India.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationViral Diseases of Field and Horticultural Crops
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780323908993
ISBN (Print)9780323909006
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Diagnosis
  • Orchids
  • Symptoms
  • Taxonomic position
  • Virus diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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