Symptoms: Systemic mosaic symptoms expressed as mosaic with interveinal reddening, sometimes with necrosis within the red areas.
Pathogen and disease characteristics: This member of the Potyviridae is vectored by the wheat curl mite, Aceria tosichella Keifer. Mites are more efficient at vectoring than mechanical inoculation.
Host range: Pearl millet, sorghum, maize, barley, foxtail millet, wheat.
Geographic distribution: Reported on pearl millet only from USA (Kansas).
Nomenclature discrepancies: None.
Seed transmission: Not known to be transmitted by seed.
Primary citation: Seifers et al. 1996.
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