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Legume yellow mosaic viruses: genetically isolated begomoviruses.
SUMMARY The yellow mosaic diseases of a number of legumes across Southern Asia are caused by four species of whitefly-transmitted geminiviruses (genus Begomovirus, family Geminiviridae): MungbeanExpand
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Molecular characterisation of Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) from Pakistan
Banana bunchy top disease is caused by a single-stranded circular DNA virus, banana bunchy top virus (BBTV), which is a member of the genus Babuvirus (family Nanoviridae). We have cloned andExpand
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Molecular characterisation and infectivity of a "Legumovirus" (genus Begomovirus: family Geminiviridae) infecting the leguminous weed Rhynchosia minima in Pakistan.
The legume yellow mosaic viruses (LYMVs) that cause extensive losses to grain legumes across southern Asia are an evolutionarily unusual group of begomoviruses (genus Begomovirus; familyExpand
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A distinct strain of chickpea chlorotic dwarf virus (genus Mastrevirus, family Geminiviridae) identified in cotton plants affected by leaf curl disease
As part of a study to determine the diversity of whitefly-transmitted viruses (genus Begomovirus, family Geminiviridae) associated with cotton leaf curl disease in Pakistan, leaf samples from cottonExpand
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The presence of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) in dairy products has long been established but the occurrence of this particular group of bacteria in Pakistani fruits has rarely been focused. Therefore,Expand
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Comparative analysis of virus-derived small RNAs within cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) infected with cassava brown streak viruses
Highlights • The 21-nt virus-derived small RNAs were predominant, followed by the 22-nt class.• Susceptible cassava genotypes accumulated higher CBSV- than UCBSV-derived small RNA.• Tolerant cassavaExpand
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Genetic diversity and phylogeography of begomoviruses infecting legumes in Pakistan.
Grain legumes are an important source of dietary protein across southern Asia, but they suffer extensive losses due to several viruses that are members of the genus Begomovirus (familyExpand
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A Virus-Derived Stacked RNAi Construct Confers Robust Resistance to Cassava Brown Streak Disease
Cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) threatens food and economic security for smallholder farmers throughout East and Central Africa, and poses a threat to cassava production in West Africa. CBSD isExpand
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Field Level RNAi-Mediated Resistance to Cassava Brown Streak Disease across Multiple Cropping Cycles and Diverse East African Agro-Ecological Locations
Cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) presents a serious threat to cassava production in East and Central Africa. Currently, no cultivars with high levels of resistance to CBSD are available toExpand
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Differential response of cassava genotypes to infection by cassava mosaic geminiviruses
Highlights • Cassava genotypes respond differently to infection by cassava mosaic geminiviruses.• Cassava mosaic disease resistant loci prompt recovery from systemic infection.• CMD symptoms areExpand
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