First report of Polerovirus of the family Luteoviridae infecting cotton in India.
Mukherjee, A. K.; Chahande, P. R.; Meshram, M. K.; Kranthi, K. R.
Division of Crop Protection, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Post Box No. 2, Shankar Nagar, Nagpur 440 010, Maharashtra, India.
New Disease Reports 2012 Vol. 25 pp. 22
British Society for Plant Pathology, Reading, UK
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Leaf samples from plants with symptoms (stunting, leaf rolling, intense green foliage, vein yellowing, brittleness of leaves, and reduced flower and boll size, sometimes resulting in sterility of plants) suggestive of Cotton leaf roll dwarf virus (CLRDV) and apparently healthy plants were collected from cotton fields in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. RNA was extracted from leaf samples and RT- PCR was conducted. The coat protein sequences derived from the PCR products from symptomatic plants showed more than 90% similarity with CLRDV and Chickpea stunt virus. This is thought to be the first report of a Polerovirus infecting cotton in India.