Etiology of Sweet Potato Chlorotic Dwarf Disease in Argentina uri icon

abstract

  • Chlorotic dwarf (CD), the most important disease in the sweet potato-producing regions of Argentina, is caused by the synergistic combination of two aphid-transmitted potyviruses with a whitefly-transmitted crinivirus. Sweet potato feathery mottle virus, sweet potato mild speckling virus, and a crinivirus (serologically related to sweet potato chlorotic stunt virus) were associated with CD. The synergistic combination of these three viruses reproduced the disease.

publication date

  • 2000
  • 2000