Sorghum Stunt Mosaic

Dennise , E and Robert, A (1981) Sorghum Stunt Mosaic. Plant Disease, 65 (1). pp. 84-86.

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Symptoms of a viruslike disease of sorghum in the Imperial Valley of California included chlorotic and necrotic mottling and streaking of leaves and severe stunting. Electron microscopy of leaf dips and sections showed bacilliform particles measuring 68 × 220 nm, and transmission tests showed that the leafhopper, Graminella sonora, was a vector. The virus was transmitted by leafhoppers to sorghum, corn, and wheat but not mechanically transmitted to any plant tested. The name sorghum stunt mosaic is proposed for this apparently new disease.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Plant pathologist, California Department of Food and Agricultural, Sacramento 95814 and Entomologist, Imperial County Agricultural Department, EI Centro, CA 92243
Subjects: Plant Protection
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT-InfoSAT
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2012 13:13
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2012 13:13
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