Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Yam mosaic virus



Yam mosaic virus


  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Yam mosaic virus
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Virus
  •   Group: "Positive sense ssRNA viruses"
  •     Group: "RNA viruses"
  •       Family: Potyviridae
  •         Genus: Potyvirus
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Yam mosaic virus

Other Scientific Names

  • yam mosaic potyvirus
  • yam vein banding virus

EPPO code

  • YMV000 (Yam mosaic potyvirus)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Virus
  •     Group: "Positive sense ssRNA viruses"
  •         Group: "RNA viruses"
  •             Family: Potyviridae
  •                 Genus: Potyvirus
  •                     Species: Yam mosaic virus

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


Burkina FasoPresentCABI (Undated)
Côte d'IvoirePresentCABI (Undated)
TogoPresentCABI Data Mining (Undated)

North America

BarbadosPresentSchotman (1989)
GuadeloupePresentBrunt et al. (1996)
JamaicaPresentSchotman (1989)
Puerto RicoPresentSchotman (1989)

South America

GuyanaPresentBrunt et al. (1996)

Vectors and Intermediate Hosts

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Aphis gossypiiInsect

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