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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


item Lewellen, Robert - Bob
item Biancardi, Enrico

Submitted to: Genetics and Breeding of Sugar Beet
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/20/2004
Publication Date: 3/20/2005
Citation: Lewellen, R.T., Biancardi, E. 2005. Beet mosaic. pp. 79-80 In (eds. E. Biancardi, L.G. Campbell, G.N. Skaracis, & M. DeBiaggi) Genetics and Breeding of Sugar Beet. Science Publishers Inc., Enfield, NH, USA.

Interpretive Summary: "Beet Mosaic" is a book chapter that reviews the genetics and breeding for resistance to beet mosaic virus in sugarbeet.

Technical Abstract: Beet mosaic virus (BMV), transmitted nonpersistently by the green peach aphid Myzus persicae, is widespread especially in temperate regions where sugar beet is grown as a winter crop or overwintered for seed production. BMV is often associated with beet yellows virus (BYV). The pathogenic effects of the two viruses are additive but the damage caused by BMV is small compared to that caused by BYV. The infection appears as small yellow spots on the younger leaves, that develop later in to pale green-yellow mottling. A 20% root yield reduction was observed in a very severe attack of BMV.

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