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Occurrence of citrus yellow vein clearing virus in citrus species in Iran.


In 2010, characteristic symptoms of yellow vein clearing disease, including leaf crinkling and vein clearing with corresponding water-soaked appearance of the lateral veins on the lower surface of the leaves, were first noticed on a sour orange seedling and a lemon tree in Mazandaran province of Iran. A large number of samples was collected from symptomatic trees of sour orange, Eureka lemon and Persian lime (Citrus latifolia) during surveys from citrus orchards in the north of Iran in 2016. The causal pathogen was isolated and identified as Citrus yellow vein clearing virus (CYVCV) based on various molecular analyses. This is thought to be the first report of CYVCV in Iran and Persian lime as a susceptible host of the virus.