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First Report of Alfalfa mosaic virus Occurrence in Tecoma capensis in the USA

B. E. Lockhart and D. Mollov

August 2012

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Tecoma capensis or cape honeysuckle is an evergreen vine-line shrub that is widely used as a landscape plant in many areas of the southern and western USA. This is the first report of Alfalfa mosaic virus (AMV) infection associated with a disease of T. capensis outside of Israel and Spain. In addition to the effect on marketability, AMV infection in cape honeysuckle may be a source of infection of other susceptible crop species since AMV is readily transmitted in a nonpersistent manner by at least 13 species of aphid.

doi:10.1094/PHP-2012-0824-02-BR

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