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Indian cassava mosaic virus
(Indian cassava mosaic)



Indian cassava mosaic virus (Indian cassava mosaic)


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  • Invasive Species
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Indian cassava mosaic virus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Indian cassava mosaic
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Virus
  •   Group: "ssDNA viruses"
  •     Group: "DNA viruses"
  •       Family: Geminiviridae
  •         Genus: Begomovirus
  • Summary of Invasiveness
  • Other than their countries of origin, India and Sri Lanka for ICMV and SLCMV, respectively, SLCMV has also been reported in India (...

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Indian cassava mosaic virus

Preferred Common Name

  • Indian cassava mosaic

International Common Names

  • Spanish: mosaico africano de la yuca
  • French: mosaïque africaine du manioc

English acronym

  • ICMV

EPPO code

  • ICMV00

Summary of Invasiveness

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Other than their countries of origin, India and Sri Lanka for ICMV and SLCMV, respectively, SLCMV has also been reported in India (Dutt et al., 2005; Jose et al., 2011) and Cambodia (Wang et al., 2016) while new strains of ICMV have been identified as causative agents of Jatropha curcas mosaic disease in Jatropha curcas from India (Snehi et al., 2012), Nigeria (Kashina et al., 2013) and Singapore (Wang et al., 2014). The primary means of spread of both viruses is via movement of infected cassava cuttings while secondary spread is facilitated by members of the Bemisia tabaci complex. Both ICMV and SLCMV are not on the IUCN or ISSG alert list.

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Virus
  •     Group: "ssDNA viruses"
  •         Group: "DNA viruses"
  •             Family: Geminiviridae
  •                 Genus: Begomovirus
  •                     Species: Indian cassava mosaic virus

Notes on Taxonomy and Nomenclature

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Indian cassava mosaic virus (ICMV) and Sri Lankan cassava mosaic virus (SLCMV) are members of the genus Begomovirus (family Geminiviridae). Like other cassava mosaic geminiviruses (CMGs) such as African cassava mosaic virus (ACMV) and East African cassava mosaic virus (EACMV), both ICMV and SLCMV posses bipartite ssDNA genomes and are transmitted by whiteflies of the Bemisia tabaci complex. Cassava is also the primary host plant of ICMV and SLCMV but both viruses can experimentally infect Nicotiana spp. In addition, an infectious clone of SLCMV was infective in Arabidopsis inducing symptoms similar to those described on cassava including stunting, leaf deformation and developmental abnormalities (Mittal et al., 2008). Historical accounts attributed the first observation of cassava mosaic disease in India to Abraham (1956) and its official report and description to Alagianagalingam and Ramakrishnan (1966). Subsequent studies documented CMD prevalence (Matthew, 1989) and associated losses (Narasimhan and Arjunan, 1976; Thankappan and Chacko, 1976; Nair and Malathi, 1987; Jeeva, 1997) in India. Ultrastructural abnormalities in Nicotiana benthamiana due to ICMV infection have also been documented (Roberts et al., 1989).

The first empirical evidence for the association of geminivirus particles with CMD-affected cassava in India was recorded by Malathi and Sreenivasan (1983), followed by a demonstration of its serological relatedness to ACMV (Bock and Woods, 1983). It was later shown that CMGs present in CMD-affected cassava in India and Sri Lanka (named as Group C isolates) are distinct from those from Africa based on tests conducted with a panel of monoclonal antibodies and thus named as ICMV (Harrison et al., 1991). Following microscopic and serological characterization of ICMV virions (Matthew and Muniyappa, 1992), the nucleotide sequences of its genome components were determined and shown to be distinct enough from those of ACMV and EACMV to warrant species designation (Hong et al., 1993). By 2002, SLCMV was characterized from CMD-affected cassava in Sri Lanka with its DNA A showing biological similarity to those of monopartite begomoviruses by nature and its recombinant DNA B component acquired from ICMV DNA B (Saunders et al., 2002).


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ICMV and SLCMV each possess bipartite circular, ss(+)DNA genomes that are encapsidated in twin (geminate), small, quasi-isometric particles measuring 20 x 30 nm. Both the DNA A and DNA B genome components are needed for efficient transmission of the virus to healthy cassava plants (Liu et al., 1997). Each species is named after its country of first discovery/characterization although the use of country names in geminivirus nomenclature has been discouraged (Brown et al., 2015). Pseudo-recombination, wherein trans-replication of ICMV DNA B by SLCMV DNA A occurred in co-agroinoculated tobacco plants, has been reported (Karthikeyan et al., 2016). However, these plants showed lower infectivity rate compared to plants inoculated with cognate virus DNA component pairs (Karthikeyan et al., 2016). Studies on virus genetic variability in India report conflicting results with one documenting high variability among isolates of ICMV and SLCMV (Patil et al., 2005) while the other reported low level of genetic variability for SLCMV isolates (Kushawaha et al., 2018).

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


CambodiaPresentIntroducedCABI (Undated)Only SLCMV currently reported; Original citation: Wang et al. (2015)
IndiaPresentNativeMatthew (1989)
-Andhra PradeshPresentNativeMatthew (1989)Matthew (1989) cited in Thottappilly et al. (2003)
-KarnatakaPresentNativeMatthew (1989)Matthew (1989) cited in Thottappilly et al. (2003)
-KeralaPresentNativeMatthew (1989); Jose et al. (2011)Matthew (1989) cited in Thottappilly et al. (2003)
-Madhya PradeshPresentNativeSnehi et al. (2017)SLCMV reported on Chaya (Cnidoscolus acontifolia) based on analysis of coat protein gene sequences.
-Tamil NaduPresentNativeMatthew (1989)Matthew (1989) cited in Thottappilly et al. (2003)
Sri LankaPresentNativeSaunders et al. (2002)

History of Introduction and Spread

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Cassava is native to South America and was introduced into India during the seventeenth century by the Portuguese (Edison, 2000). Like other CMGs, ICMV and SLCMV have not been reported in the Americas. Likewise, reports of both viruses have so far been confined to few countries in Asia. Therefore, it is plausible to conclude that both ICMV and SLCMV are native to Asia, possibly originating from yet-to-be identified plant hosts and making the jump onto the preferred cassava host post-introduction via whitefly-mediated transmission.

Risk of Introduction

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As with other CMGs, the major pathways for the introduction of ICMV and SLCMV to new areas are through movement of infected planting materials and by the naturally transmitting whitefly vector. Infected cassava vegetative cuttings contribute to both long and short distance spread of both viruses while whitefly-mediated spread generally occurs over short distances. With increased interest in cassava cultivation for industrial purposes across Asia, the risk of inadvertent spread of CMD to new areas is significant. For instance, the recent report of SLCMV in Cambodia in locations close to Thailand puts neighbouring cassava-growing countries at risk, thus prompting region-wide survey efforts in Thailand, Laos and Myanmar.

Hosts/Species Affected

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Like the other CMGs, ICMV and SLCMV are primarily borne in cassava vegetative cuttings. Emerging leaves from such cuttings may manifest CMD symptoms and serve as sources of virus inoculum for secondary spread within and across fields by the whitefly vector. CMGs are not known to been borne on true cassava seeds (Dubern, 1994). Depending on the mode of infection, symptoms appear in the first emerging leaves for cutting infection and 12-20 days after inoculation by viruliferous whiteflies (Storey and Nichols, 1938) usually determined by varietal characteristics.

Host Plants and Other Plants Affected

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Plant nameFamilyContext
Jatropha curcas (jatropha)EuphorbiaceaeOther
Manihot esculenta (cassava)EuphorbiaceaeMain

Growth Stages

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Cassava plants infected by ICMV, SLCMV and other CMGs display diverse foliar symptoms, the type and severity of which are determined by a number of factors. Broadly, symptoms include yellow or green mosaic, mottling, and misshapen and twisted leaves that may be reduced in size. Although these symptoms are characteristic of all CMGs, they may differ in distribution in the fields, from plant to plant, and even on the same plant. Symptom-based field diagnosis of ICMV, SLCMV and other CMGs is impracticable due to similarities of induced symptoms in infected plants regardless of the causative virus. Consequently, it is imperative to confirm virus presence using PCR and/or ELISA methods with species-specific oligonucleotides and discriminating antibodies, respectively. PCR diagnosis is the method of choice due to a considerably high serological relationship among CMGs and cross reactivity of their antibodies.

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Growing point / dwarfing; stunting
Leaves / abnormal colours
Leaves / abnormal forms
Leaves / abnormal patterns
Roots / reduced root system
Whole plant / distortion; rosetting
Whole plant / dwarfing

Means of Movement and Dispersal

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As with other CMGs, the dispersal of ICMV and SLCMV occurs via movement of infected planting materials (mainly stem cuttings) from field to field and across regions; and via movement of the whitefly vector. The whitefly, B. tabaci complex, has been documented as a vector of CMGs since 1936 (Storey and Nichols, 1938). Following the identification of cassava and sweet potato strains (biotypes) of the B. tabaci complex and the demonstration that individuals belonging to each crop-specific strain are only able to breed and develop on the respective crop hosts in addition to having aubergine and tobacco as their common hosts (Lisha et al., 2003), it was shown that only the cassava-strain whiteflies were able to successfully transmit ICMV from infected to healthy cassava seedlings (Antony et al., 2006). Working with the cassava-adapted individuals of the B. tabaci complex, Duraisamy et al. (2013) confirmed their transmission of both ICMV and SLCMV. The circulative mode of ICMV by the transmission cassava-strain whiteflies was demonstrated via detection of the virus in the insect stylet, salivary gland and digestive tract (Antony et al., 2009).

Pathway Causes

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CauseNotesLong DistanceLocalReferences
People sharing resourcesFarmers typically exchange cassava stem cuttings which are largely untested for viruses. Yes Yes
ResearchCassava stem cuttings moved for research purposes could inadvertently facilitate virus spread if not rigorously tested and certified. Yes
Seed tradeCassava stem cuttings are commonly sold in unregulated ‘seed systems’. These cutting are largely untested for viruses. Yes Yes

Pathway Vectors

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VectorNotesLong DistanceLocalReferences
WindSpread may occur via movement of wind-aided viruliferous whiteflies. Yes Yes

Plant Trade

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Plant parts liable to carry the pest in trade/transportPest stagesBorne internallyBorne externallyVisibility of pest or symptoms
Seedlings/Micropropagated plants Yes Pest or symptoms usually invisible
Stems (above ground)/Shoots/Trunks/Branches Yes Pest or symptoms usually invisible

Vectors and Intermediate Hosts

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Bemisia tabaciEFSA Panel on Plant Health, 2013. Insect

Impact Summary

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Economic/livelihood Negative

Economic Impact

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Cassava tuber yield losses due to cassava mosaic disease in India have been reported to vary from negligible to 84% (Thottappilly et al., 2003) but the magnitude of the loss may depend on cultivar type and time of infection (Narasimhan and Arjuan, 1976; Thankappan and Chacko, 1976; Malathi et al., 1985; Nair and Malathi, 1987; Jeeva, 1997). However, it is unclear whether the recorded losses are due to ICMV or SLCMV, or both viruses, in mixed infected plants because most of the yield loss studies relied on natural infections under field conditions.

Social Impact

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The role of cassava in India and other Asian countries has metamorphosed from a food to an industrial crop (Edison, 2000) hence the social impact of CMD will be indirect in terms of the negative impact of significant yield loss due to the disease on household income.

Risk and Impact Factors

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  • Invasive in its native range
Impact outcomes
  • Host damage
  • Negatively impacts agriculture


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Various forms of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) including double- (DAS) and triple- (TAS) antibody sandwich ELISAs are capable of detecting ICMV and SLCMV in leaf extracts. Distinguishing between both viruses via ELISA could occur using discriminating monoclonal antibodies (Thomas et al., 1986; Harrison and Robinson, 1988; Ogbe et al., 1997). The different forms of ELISA are versatile and can be used to screen large field samples. However, the recombinant nature of CMGs poses a challenge for accurate species-specific detection of CMGs using ELISA (Thottapilly et al., 2003). PCR-based assays with species specific oligonucleotides that target different genes encoded in the DNA A component of CMGs are routinely used for accurate and reliable detection of ICMV and SLCMV (Ogbe et al., 2001; Jose et al., 2008, 2011).

Detection and Inspection

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Symptoms caused by ICMV, SLCMV and other CMGs are not distinguishable from each other by visual inspection. However, mosaic patterns on cassava leaves indicate the presence of one or more of the CMD causal viruses which can be discriminated using serological and molecular diagnostic tools and assays.

Similarities to Other Species/Conditions

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CMD symptoms in cassava due to ICMV and SLCMV are indistinguishable from each other, and from other CMGs. Both viruses can be distinguished from each other and from other CMGs using molecular diagnostics with virus-specific oligonucleotides.

Prevention and Control

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Due to the variable regulations around (de)registration of pesticides, your national list of registered pesticides or relevant authority should be consulted to determine which products are legally allowed for use in your country when considering chemical control. Pesticides should always be used in a lawful manner, consistent with the product's label.

Management of CMD, caused by ICMV and/or SLCMV, follows the same approach as in other viral diseases on crops other than cassava. Vector control via use of insecticides is cost prohibitive and environmentally unsustainable. Therefore, the main approaches to CMD management are phytosanitation through selection and propagation of disease-free cuttings and breeding/cultivation of CMD-resistant cassava cultivars (Thresh and Otim-Nape, 1994). The combined use of both strategies is expected to result in a more reliable control strategy. According to Calvert and Thresh (2002), not much attention has been devoted to the use of these strategies for CMD management in India primarily due to the fact that the disease is largely ignored by farmers and minimal CMD-associated losses recorded due to implementation of more intensive production practices in Asia compared to their African counterparts.


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Distribution References

CABI, Undated. Compendium record. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Jose A, Makeshkumar T, Edison S, 2011. Survey of cassava mosaic disease in Kerala. In: Journal of Root Crops, 37 (1) 41-47.

Matthew AV, 1989. Studies on Indian cassava mosaic virus disease, PhD Thesis., Bangalore, India: University of Agricultural Sciences. 237 pp.

Saunders K, Nazeera Salim, Mali V R, Malathi V G, Briddon R, Markham P G, Stanley J, 2002. Characterisation of Sri Lankan cassava mosaic virus and Indian cassava mosaic virus: evidence for acquisition of a DNA B component by a monopartite begomovirus. Virology. 293 (1), 63-74. DOI:10.1006/viro.2001.1251

Snehi SK, Purvia AS, Gupta G, Parihar SS, Singh V, 2017. Molecular Detection of a Begomovirus Species on Chaya (Cnidoscolus acontifolia) from Madhya Pradesh, India which is Distantly Related to Sri Lankan Cassava Mosaic Virus. In: Virol-mycol, 6 164. DOI:10.4172/2161-0517.1000164

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07/03/18 Original text by:

Olufemi J Alabi, Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology, Texas A&M University AgriLife Research & Extension Center, Weslaco, USA

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