Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus: From Genome to Disease Management
AbstractMaize dwarf mosaic virus (MDMV) is a serious maize pathogen, epidemic worldwide, and one of the most common virus diseases for monocotyledonous plants, causing up to 70% loss in corn yield globally since 1960. MDMV belongs to the genus Potyvirus (Potyviridae) and was first identified in 1964 in Illinois in corn and Johnsongrass. MDMV is a single stranded positive sense RNA virus and is transmitted in a non-persistent manner by several aphid species. MDMV is amongst the most important virus diseases in maize worldwide. This review will discuss its genome, transmission, symptomatology, diagnosis and management. Particular emphasis will be given to the current state of knowledge on the diagnosis and control of MDMV, due to its importance in reducing the impact of maize dwarf mosaic disease, to produce an enhanced quality and quantity of maize. View Full-Text
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Kannan, M.; Ismail, I.; Bunawan, H. Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus: From Genome to Disease Management. Viruses 2018, 10, 492.
Kannan M, Ismail I, Bunawan H. Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus: From Genome to Disease Management. Viruses. 2018; 10(9):492.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kannan, Maathavi; Ismail, Ismanizan; Bunawan, Hamidun. 2018. "Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus: From Genome to Disease Management." Viruses 10, no. 9: 492.
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