Sweetpotato chlorotic stunt virus

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Diagnostic summary

  • What you see on plants

- SPCSV infection typically stunts sweetpotato plants and causes either a reddening or chlorotic yellowing of middle and lower leaves.


- symptoms may also be very mild or even absent.  It may also induce mosaic symptoms in leaves.

  • Commonly found in combination with sweetpotato feathery mottle virus (SPFMV) causing sweetpotato virus disease (SPVD).

  • Found in the tropics worldwide and particularly prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa.


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