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Molecular evidence for association of Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus with leaf curl disease of papaya (Carica papaya L.) in India

S. K. Raj A C , S. K. Snehi A , M. S. Khan A , R. Singh A and A. A. Khan B

A Molecular Virology Laboratory, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow, UP 226001, India.

B Plant Virology Laboratory, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP 202002, India.

C Corresponding author. Email:

Australasian Plant Disease Notes 3(1) 152-155
Submitted: 18 May 2008  Accepted: 10 November 2008   Published: 20 November 2008


Association of Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus with leaf curl disease of papaya (Carica papaya L.) was detected by polymerase chain reaction using begomovirus-specific primers and confirmed by highest sequence similarities and close phylogenetic relationships.


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