Potential Hosts of Sri Lankan Cassava Mosaic Virus Evaluated Through Whitefly Inoculation

Jose Anitha, Makeshkumar T., Edison S.

Abstract


Sri Lankan Cassava Mosaic Virus (SLCMV) causes mosaic disease in cassava in India, Sri Lanka and south east Asian countries. Among the 98 plants species/ cultivars belonging to seven families screened/ tested against the virus, SLCMV was transmitted to 42 species of plants belonging to Solanaceae and 4 species of plants belonging to Euphorbiaceae through whitefly inoculation. The incubation period for symptom appearance varied from 6-49 days depending on the species. Presence or absence of SLCMV in the host was confirmed through PCR.


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