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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Pearl Millet Diseases
Viral Diseases

Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus

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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Original posting: June 5, 1999.

Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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