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First Report of Pepper mild mottle virus in Jalapeno Pepper in Georgia

N. Martínez-Ochoa, D. B. Langston, S. W. Mullis, J. T. Flanders

December 2003


In October of 2002, an entire field of jalapeno pepper in Grady County, Georgia was affected by a virus-like disease. All fruit and leaf tissues and seed samples tested positive for Pepper mild mottle virus (PMMoV). Transmission through both seed and sap inoculation was confirmed under greenhouse conditions. This is the first report of seed-transmitted PMMoV affecting jalapeno peppers in Georgia.


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