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African Journal of Agricultural Research
Maize streak disease is a major threat to cereal crops amongst smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa causing up to US$480 million losses annually. It is caused by Maize streak virus (MSV), a geminivirus that is indigenous to Africa. The virus is transmitted by at least 11 Cicadulina species, with Cicadulina mbila being the main vector. In addition to cereals, the virus also infects wild grasses. There are 11 known MSV strains, designated with the letters A to K, according to alphabeticaldoi:10.5897/ajar2014.8897 fatcat:2a2ag4uagvefvpyodjyrjgyceu