Seed is a potential source of infection for other crops propagated by seed such as tomato and pepper.
This viroid does not just affect potatoes as the name may suggest. Plants such as aubergine, tomato, avocado and sweet potato can be equally affected.
Seed will be tested by a TaqMan assay that detects both Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd) and the very closely related Tomato chlorotic dwarf viroid (TCDVd). If the sample was positive, and identification of the viroid was requested, PCR and sequencing would be required to identify if PSTVd or TCDVd was present. There would be an additional charge for this testing.
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