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First molecular identification of a begomovirus in India that is closely related to Cassava mosaic virus and causes mosaic and stunting of Jatropha curcas L.

S. K. Raj A C , S. K. Snehi A , S. Kumar A , M. S. Khan A and U. Pathre B

A Plant Molecular Virology Laboratory, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, 226 001, U. P., India.

B Plant Physiology Laboratory, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, 226 001, U. P., India.

C Corresponding author. Email:

Australasian Plant Disease Notes 3(1) 69-72
Submitted: 8 October 2007  Accepted: 4 May 2008   Published: 16 May 2008


The association of a begomovirus with Jatropha mosaic disease has been found in north India. The begomovirus possessed highest identities and closest relationships with Indian and Sri Lankan cassava mosaic virus isolates.


Authors are thankful to the director, NBRI, Lucknow for facilities and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi for funding under NIMITLI project.


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