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Epidemiology of Tospoviruses in South and Southeast Asia: Current status and future prospects

Naidu, RA and Adkins, S and Ravi, KS and Chiemsombat, P and Jain, RK and Savithri, HS and Gajanandana, O and Muniyappa, V and Riley, DJ (2007) Epidemiology of Tospoviruses in South and Southeast Asia: Current status and future prospects. In: Journal of Insect Science, 7 .

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Tospoviruses are emerging as a major constraint to the production of a broad range of economically important crops in South and Southeast Asia (S & SEA). Available data suggest that the majority of these viruses belong to serogroup IV (Watermelon silver mottle virus serogroup). Many of these viruses show geographical structuring in that they are restricted to the Asian continent. In recent years, tospovirus species like Capsicum chlorosis virus and Iris yellow spot virus, present in other continents, have been reported in the S & SEA region. Among different species of thrips (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) that have been confirmed as vectors of one or more tospoviruses worldwide, only a few have been authenticated to be present in the S & SEA region. The current knowledge on the distribution of thrips vectors and tospoviruses in the region will be reviewed and the research needs for a better understanding of the growing impact of tospoviruses and thrips vectors will be discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Insect Science
Publisher: Bioone
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Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 10:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/11631

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