Sweetpotato mild mottle virus

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Acronym: SPMMV


Distinct yellowing of Ipomoea setosa leaf veins due to SPMMV(J. Moyer, APS).

Diagnostic summary

  • What you see on plants

- Predominant symptoms associated with  SPMMV are mild leaf mottling and stunting. It induces distinct veinal chlorosis in Ipomoea setosa.

  • SPMMV does not always show visible symptoms in the field as the virus can be latent.

  • Transmitted  by the whitefly Bemisia tabaci.

  • Often found in sweetpotato plants infected with SPFMV and SPCSV.

  • Has only been reported from Africa.


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