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Abstract

New host records for Cotton leaf curl Gezira virus: capsicum and melon in Egypt.

Abstract

Cotton leaf curl Gezira virus (CLCuGeV), in association with a DNA-beta satellite, is reported as a causal agent of cotton leaf curl disease. This study reports CLCuGeV detection in field samples of Capsicum annuum and Cucumis melo from Egypt and represents an expansion of the virus host range beyond the Malvaceae family to the two plant families, Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae.