Tribulus terrestris L. - a potential reservoir of chickpea stunt virus uri icon


  • During the 1986-87 crop season in India, a survey was carried out to identify hosts of Aphis craccivora, a vector of bean leaf roll luteovirus (BLRV) which causes stunt of chickpea (Cicer arietinum). The commonly occurring perennial weed T. terrestris was found to be extensively colonized by A. craccivora from Nov. to Feb. The weed also serves as a reservoir for BLRV

publication date

  • 1987