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This picture has been taken more that 3 year ago, I found these picture in my archive.
These ladies work specially, searched to diseases, a very difficult job, everyone must good look at, this is very important for the owner and the quality of his product.
After a talk with the ladies get I to hear that against the noon nobody see the disease plants.
The Tulip breaking virus, also known as the "Tulip break virus", "Tulip breaking potyvirus", "Lily streak virus", "Tulip mosaic virus", "Lily mottle virus", "Lily mosaic virus", or simply "TBV" is a plant virus that is most famous for its infection of tulips (family Liliaceae). It is widely known as a former source of influence among the price of tulip bulbs and flowers during the period of so-called "Tulip mania" in the 17th century Netherlands. The virus causes a distinctive 'breaking' in color of the flower petals, resulting in pale (white or yellow) and/or dark streaks flaring up the base color. White and yellow flowered cultivars do not display this streaking, although they still can be infected. Other symptoms include leaf mottling (sometimes) and a reduction in vigour. The virus is transmitted by aphids.
In modern times, most tulips sold with "broken" petals are the result of breeding, not the virus.

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