Dr. Rikhab Raj BhansaliCentral Arid Zone Research InstituteJodhpur, Rajasthan, IndiaEmail: email@example.com
Host: Vigna aconitifolia (Jacq.) Marechal (moth bean)Disease name: Bean golden yellow mosaicPathogen name: Bean golden yellow mosaic virus
Moth bean infected with Bean golden yellow mosaic virus
Golden yellow mosaic of moth bean is a severe disease that causes heavy losses. The most characteristic symptom is a bright yellow or golden mosaic of the leaves. There are two types of infections: localized and systemic. In localized infections (as shown here), the upper leaves are affected; in systemic infections, the whole plant is chlorotic and stunted. The virus is transmitted by whiteflies (Bemisia tabaci).
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