Plant virus diseases of importance to African agriculture

Thottappilly, G. (1992) Plant virus diseases of importance to African agriculture. Journal of Phytopathology, 134 (4). pp. 265-288.

[img] PDF
Restricted to ICRISAT researchers only


Present knowledge on viruses of importance to African agriculture is reviewed. A number of viruses identified in crops in Africa are listed and a few important viruses are discussed in detail (cacao swollen shoot badnavirus, maize streak geminivirus, maize mottle/chlorotic stunt virus, rice yellow mottle virus, cowpea (aphid-borne) mosaic potyvirus (blackeye cowpea mosaic potyvirus), groundnut rosette virus and yam mosaic potyvirus). It is concluded that the geographical distribution of several viruses has not yet been accurately determined and that many virus diseases have yet to be accurately identified. Control of virus diseases has been largely concentrated on the identification and development of resistant materials to suit the subsistence farming systems that prevail in Africa

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), P.M.B. 5320, Ibadan, Nigeria
Subjects: Plant Production > Production Practices
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Syamala
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2011 08:52
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2011 08:52
Official URL:

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item