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2019 SASHA Brief 17. Are begomoviruses a threat to sweetpotato production in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Begomoviruses have progressively been reported to be infecting sweetpotatoes throughout the world. Despite showing few symptoms, limited studies have reported them to have a varying but significant impact on root quality and yield. A cultivar with moderate resistance to Sweet potato feathery mottle virus (SPFMV) and/or Sweet potato chlorotic stunt virus (SPCSV) had a yield reduction of 47% from of single infection of a begomovirus, in contrast to a SPVD susceptible cultivar, which was hardly affected by it.

Authors: Bramwel Wanjala, Jan Kreuze

Subjects: Crop protection , Seed systems, Sweetpotatoes, Sweetpotato agri-food systems

Pages: 2

Publisher: International Potato Center

Publication Date: August 31, 2019

Identifier: https://hdl.handle.net/10568/105956

Rights: Open access: CC-BY-4.0

Keywords: 2019 SASHA Brief 17, begomoviruses, production, sub-Saharan Africa

HOW TO CITE

International Potato Center. 2019. SASHA Brief 17. Are begomoviruses a threat to sweetpotato production in Sub-Saharan Africa? Sweetpotato Action for Security and Health in Africa Project (SASHA). CIP. 2 p