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Table 4 Effectiveness of meristem culture for virus elimination in Fragaria chiloensis for two common and widely distributed viruses in Chile

From: Meristem culture and subsequent micropropagation of Chilean strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis (L.) Duch.)

Accession Strawberry mild yellow edge virus Strawberry mottle virus
Donor plantsa Isolated meristems Donor plantsa Isolated meristems
Totala/analysed explants Virus free (%) Total/sampled Virus free (%) Totala/analysed explants Virus free (%) Total/sampled Virus free (%)
Contulmo 3/20 0 360/20 100 3/20 0 360/20 100
Purén 3/20 0 360/20 78 3/20 0 360/20 100
  1. a Corresponds to the number of original plants per accession and the number of plants propagated from them and used as donors
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