Re: Re tobacco-mosaic-virus:By hand?

Kenneth Hyers (
Sun, 7 Aug 1994 20:41:04 -0400 (EDT)

> Beware!
> The fermentation-process does not inactivate tobacco-mosaic-virus
> (TMV). I cannot think of a moreefficient way of spreading this
> disease. It is not restricted to tobacco and it is known that
> orchid-growing smokers infested their plants with viruses sticking on
> their hands after smoking.
> For virus-diseases the only cure is burning your plants!

Wow! Is this true for plants other than orchids? I'm a smoker and I'd
hate to transmit virus' to my plants. I've never seen any problems with
virus' in my plants, but should I be worried?

Ken -