velvet bean severe mosaic virus: a distinct begomovirus species causing severe mosaic in mucuna pruriens (l.) dc.velvet bean [mucuna pruriens (l.) dc] is one of the most important medicinal plants. it is used to treat many ailments, but is widely used for the treatment especially for parkinson's disease because of the presence of 3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (l: -dopa) in it. it was noticed in last 5 years that the plants in the field showed severe mosaic, downward curling of the leaves, stunting, etc. this is consistently observed over the years in india. the disease was transmitted by whiteflies and by gra ...201121556742
legume yellow mosaic viruses: genetically isolated begomoviruses.summary: the yellow mosaic diseases of a number of legumes across southern asia are caused by four species of whitefly-transmitted geminiviruses (genus begomovirus, family geminiviridae): mungbean yellow mosaic virus, mungbean yellow mosaic india virus, dolichos yellow mosaic virus and horsegram yellow mosaic virus. they cause losses to a number of important pulse crops, a major source of dietary protein in the region. the viruses have host ranges limited to plants of the family fabaceae and eff ...200720507504
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