What To Do When You Get A Positive Result During Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd) Genetic Screening?

You’ve Screened Your Mother Plants/Clones And They’ve Come Back Positive For Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd) – Now What?

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Steps To Take After Getting A Positive Screening Result for HLVd:

  1. Isolate and quarantine the plant immediately
  2. Observe for visible signs of infection
  3. Collect a new sample from a leaf close to the central stem, near the base of the plant. HLVd infections may not be present through the whole plant. Testing a sample from near the base of the plant will check whether an infection is present in a critical
  4. If the plant shows a negative result in the follow-up testing, it may be resistant to HLVd.

Instead of eliminating the plants identified as infected it can be useful to move plants into quarantine and observe for visible signs of infection.

Why? It’s still too early to understand if HLVd attacks all genetics or if some are, in fact, resistant to the viroid. As a lab that offers HLVd and other virus testing, Delta Leaf advocates for secondary analysis methods outlined below to better account for plants that may be resistant.

Here’s what an HLVd screening from Delta Leaf looks like:

Delta Leaf Sample HLVd

You might want to reconsider throwing out your prized genetics before confirming if the viroid will indeed hurt them.

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Don’t throw out your prized genetics before confirming if the viroid will indeed hurt them. Contact info@deltaleaflabs.com or call 1-833-739-8378 for more information or assistance to deal with Hop Latent Viroid and other cannabis viruses like Cannabis Cryptic Virus (CCV) and Lettuce Chlorosis Virus (LCV).


 

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