First report of Pepper yellow vein Mali virus associated with pepper yellow vein disease in Cote d'Ivoire.
In January 2012 and August 2013, severe yellowing, leaf curling and deformation symptoms were observed on pepper (Capsicum spp.) across Cote d'Ivoire. Twenty leaf samples from pepper plants with symptoms were collected and tested for the presence of viruses. The causal pathogen was identified as Pepper yellow vein Mali virus (PepYVMLV) based on various molecular analyses. The obtained sequences were deposited in GenBank (accession nos. KY271075-KY271077). This is thought to be the first report of PepYVMLV associated with pepper in Cote d'Ivoire.