Host ecology determines the dispersal patterns of a plant virus

  title={Host ecology determines the dispersal patterns of a plant virus},
  author={N{\'i}dia S Trov{\~a}o and Guy Baele and Bram Vrancken and Filip Bielejec and Marc A. Suchard and Denis Fargette and Philippe Lemey},
  booktitle={Virus evolution},
Since its isolation in 1966 in Kenya, rice yellow mottle virus (RYMV) has been reported throughout Africa resulting in one of the economically most important tropical plant emerging diseases. A thorough understanding of RYMV evolution and dispersal is critical to manage viral spread in tropical areas that heavily rely on agriculture for subsistence. Phylogenetic analyses have suggested a relatively recent expansion, perhaps driven by the intensification of agricultural practices, but this has… CONTINUE READING
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International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, and University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN Available online at http://harvestchoiceorg/node/4799

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