Field incidence of rice yellow mottle virus, genus sobemovirus on rice and a weed species in the field in Cote d'Ivoire.
Field surveys carried out between 1996 and 1997 in Cote d'Ivoire on weed hosts to detect the occurrence and subsistence of rice yellow mottle virus (RYMV) in nature show that rice and Echinochloa crus-pavonis (Link) harbour the virus. There was consistent detection of RYMV throughout the sampling period in rice samples mostly from the lowland varieties. It is thus evident that RYMV subsists more on rice in nature. This could serve as a source of inoculum for infection to newly transplanted rice in the field.