East African cassava mosaic virus

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Cassava plants infected with 2 modified East African cassava mosaic virus clones causing mild (GFP-VIGS on the left) and severe symptoms (MePSY2-VIGS on the right).WPI = weeks post inoculation (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Getu Beyene, Raj Deepika Chauhan and Nigel J. Taylor
Source: Virology Journal(2017) 14 (47)

East African cassava mosaic virus (EACMV)

This is a complex of genetically different viruses causing serious diseases of cassava in Africa which is transmitted by Bemisia tabaci and through planting materials. The viruses are related to the African cassava mosaic virus (ACMV) and a combination of both viruses exist (EACMV - Uganda variant) which has caused severe epidemics in Uganda.

For a review see Rey and Vanderschuren (2017).


Currently, the following viruses of this complex have been entered into the system: