APLPV is serologically distinct from other viruses which cause line pattern symptoms. In Europe, line pattern in plum is caused by strains of prunus necrotic ringspot ilarvirus or apple mosaic ilarvirus, which are not serologically related to APLPV (Seneviratne & Posnette, 1970). Reference: EPPO Data Sheets on Quarantine Pests. Plum American line pattern ilarvirus, https://www.eppo.int/QUARANTINE/virus/Plum_American_line_pattern_ilarvirus/APLPV0_ds.pdf [11.12.2014]
life sciences · AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES
Taxonomic position: Viruses: Bromoviridae: Ilarvirus, subgroup 3. Some authors have considered ApMV to be a strain of prunus necrotic ringspot ilarvirus. This view is not accepted here. In any case, the virus infecting Rubus is of the ApMV type.