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Tag Archives: Virus characterization

Sweetpotato viruses: 15 years of progress on understanding and managing complex diseases

Sweetpotato (SP) (Ipomea Batatas (L) Lam) a member of Convolvulaceae family is important food security crop globally. The SP is indeterminant perennial and is grown as an annual crop in the tropic and subtropics. The most used propagation method is vegetative resulting in virus accumulation within planting stocks. This has …

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Sweetpotato Viruses

Sweetpotato (SP) (Ipomoea batatas (L) Lam) is a dicotyledonous perennial root tuber plant belonging to Convolvulaceae family. Ipomoea is one genus among 55 Convolvulaceae genera. Most of it’s 500 species are ploidy ranging 2x to 6x with SP possessing both 4x and 6x. SP has economic significance with global production …

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Virus and Phytoplasma Diseases

Sweetpotatoes are vegetatively propagated from vines, root slips (sprouts) or tubers, and farmers often take vines for propagation from their own fields year after year. Thus, if virus diseases are present in the field they will inevitably be transmitted with the propagation material to the newly planted field, resulting in …

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Some symptoms caused by viruses and virus -like agents in Ipomoea batatas and related species

Sweetpotato virus diseases, probably the most important component of sweetpotato cultivar decline, have only recently begun to receive the research attention they deserve. But researchers working independently sometimes use different names and descriptive terms for what appear to be the same viruses and virus properties, leading to confusion over nomenclature. …

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