Plant Virus and Viroid Diseases in the Tropics

Plant Virus and Viroid Diseases in the Tropics

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Plant virus and sub-viral pathogens pose severe constraints to the production of wide range of economically important crops worldwide. The crops raised both through true seed and vegetative propagated materials are affected with number of virus and virus-like diseases. The virus may enter into plants through seed planting materials or by vectors. Once the virus is in the field, it multiplies and spreads following definite patterns depending upon the nature of the vector and agro-meteorological conditions. Disease free crops and plants are great economic and social importance in feeding theclump virus (PCV), Peanut stunt virus (PSV), and Peanut stripe virus (PStV) in many groundnut growing countries. ... GBNV in peanuts in India, China, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand is caused by a virusanbsp;...

Title:Plant Virus and Viroid Diseases in the Tropics
Author:K. Subramanya Sastry
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-06-26


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