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Abstract

First report of Southern bean mosaic virus infecting French bean in Morocco.

Abstract

Since October 2003, symptoms resembling a viral disease, consisting of pod mosaic and distortion and mild to severe mosaic in leaves, were observed on bean plants in several greenhouses in the Souss-Massa Region, Agadir, Morocco. Inoculation tests, DAS-ELISA and RT-PCR identified the causal agent as the southern bean mosaic virus (SBMV). This is thought to be the first report of SBMV in Morocco.