International Sugar Journal

Emergence of leaf fleck caused by Sugarcane bacilliform virus in sugarcane as a serious disease under field conditions in India [Full subscriber]

Abstract Sugarcane bacilliform virus (SCBV) causing leaf fleck was reported three decades ago in sugarcane and for many years its symptoms have not been clearly described. Initially the symptoms of fleck, mottling and mild mosaic were suspected with the virus infections in Saccharum spp clones and no clear information was available on the virus infections and disease symptoms on the hybrid varieties. Further, reported PCR assay targeting 221 bp amplicon was not reliable for virus diagnosis from the SCBV-suspected clones of sugarcane. Hence a comprehensive study was made on leaf fleck symptomatology in Saccharum spp clones in germplasm and Saccharum…

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