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Abstract

First report of Konjac mosaic virus in elephant foot yam (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius) from India.

Abstract

Natural association of Konjac mosaic virus (KoMV) with mosaic disease of elephant foot yam (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius) in India was identified by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay using an antiserum raised against KoMV recombinant coat protein (CP) and immunocapture-reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction using CP gene specific primers. Sequence analysis showed 77.2-98.9% and 92.1-98.2% identities at CP nucleotide and amino acid levels, respectively with the reported KoMV isolates.