|INSV symptoms on cyclamen (Photo: M.J. Munster)|
|Necrotic spots on cyclamen, INSV symptoms (Photo: M.J. Munster)|
|Positive Immunostrip Test (Photo: M.J. Munster)|
|Sunken necrotic lesion, INSV symptom (Photo: M.J. Munster)|
|Necrosis/decay of the crown (Photo: M.J. Munster)|
Inspect and monitor all incoming plant material carefully to prevent introduction of INSV and thirps on stock plants. Any plants with suspicious symptoms should be isolated and sent to the PDIC to test for INSV infection. The virus can be spread by vegetative propagation. Since infected plants cannot be cured, and cannot be used for propagation, they should be destroyed.
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