First report of soybean mosaic virus infecting passion fruit in Ecuador.
In September 2015, mottling and downward curling of leaves were observed on passion fruits (Passiflora edulis) in Quevedo, Ecuador. Based on the type of symptoms, infection by a Potyvirus was suspected. Based on molecular data (gene sequence and phylogenetic analysis), the causal pathogen was identified as Soybean mosaic virus. This is thought to be the first report of Soybean mosaic virus on P. edulis in Ecuador.