Sweetpotato caulimo-like virus

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Acronym: SPCaLV

Synonym: Sweetpotato caulimovirus (SPCV)


Pale spots between leaf veins due to SPCaLV (S. Fuentes & L. Salazar).

Diagnostic summary

  • What you see on plants

- although  plants generally show no obvious viral symptoms, infected plants may sometimes show interveinal chlorosis or faint chlorotic spots which may develop into general chlorosis, wilting and premature death of leaves.

  • Has been found in complex with sweetpotato feathery mottle virus (SPFMV) particularly in Pacific Region.

  • Not mechanically transmitted, by seed or by contact between plants. Its vector is unknown. It does not appear to be transmitted by aphids M. persicae and Aphis gossypii.


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