Pigeonpea sterility mosaic virus: a legume-infecting Emaravirus from South Asia
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Patil, B.L. & Kumar, P.L. (2015). Pigeonpea sterility mosaic virus: a legume‐infecting Emaravirus from South Asia. Molecular Plant Pathology, 16(8), 775-786.
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Pigeonpea sterility mosaic virus (PPSMV), a species of the genus Emaravirus, is the causal agent of sterility mosaic disease (SMD) of pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp]. This disease, dubbed the ‘green plague’, as the infected plants remain in the vegetative state without flower production, has been reported from India and a few other South-East Asian countries. SMD is estimated to result in an annual yield loss of over US$300 million in India alone. The aetiology of SMD, which remained a mystery for over 70 years, was resolved with the discovery of PPSMV in 2000 and its complete genome sequence in 2014
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