African bean virus
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CTA. 1994. African bean virus. Spore 54. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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bulletin Bean common mosaic virus and related viruses in Africa
Beans are grown throughout the world as a source of food for humans and animals. Africa, where beans form up to 45% of the protein in people's diet is the third largest producer. However the continent suffers yield losses ranging from 35-98% as the result of the viral disease bean common mosaic potyvirus. The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) has just published a bulletin entitled Bean common mosaic virus and related viruses in Africa which reviews current research including the results of an identification survey throughout the main bean-growing areas. Findings on the interaction between transmission routes and new viral strains with host-range and resistance lead on to a discussion on the implications for control practices. NRI Central Avenue Chatham Maritime Kent ME4 4TB UK