Molecular Detection of a Begomovirus Species on Chaya (Cnidoscolus acontifolia) from Madhya Pradesh, India which is Distantly Related to Sri Lankan Cassava Mosaic Virus

Sunil Kumar Snehi, Anita Singh Purvia, Govind Gupta, Shilendra Singh Parihar, Vinod Singh
2017 Virology & Mycology  
The natural occurrence of a Begomovirus associated with severe mosaic disease on Chaya (Cnidoscolus acontifolia) has been detected by PCR from Madhya Pradesh, India. The Begomovirus showed highest nucleotide sequence identities and distinct phylogenetic relationships of coat protein gene (CP) with several isolates of Sri Lankan Cassava Mosaic Virus (SrLCMV). To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of SrLCMV infecting Cnidoscolus acontifolia, and it is a new host of Begomovirus from India.
doi:10.4172/2161-0517.1000164 fatcat:7gzjksd3fnb7zfb342q4j7rx2u