First report of Peanut mottle virus infecting soybean in South Korea.
In July 2013, soyabeans at the research field in Daegu, Korea Republic, showed virus-like symptoms, such as mosaic, mottle, yellowing and stunting. Overall, there were approximately 1.0% of soyabeans that showed these symptoms. A total of 16 soyabean samples were collected based on visual symptoms and subjected to laboratory characterization. The causal pathogen was identified as Peanut mottle virus (PeMoV) based on genetic (PCR and RT-PCR) and pathogenicity analyses. This is thought to be the first report of PeMoV infecting soyabean in Korea Republic.