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A New Method of Mechanically Transmitting Curly Top Virus. David L. Mumford, Plant Pathologist, Plant Science Research Division, ARS, USDA, Crops Research Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 84321; Phytopathology 62:1217-1218. Accepted for publication 3 May 1972. DOI: 10.1094/Phyto-62-1217.

Curly top virus was mechanically transmitted to sugar beet by an injector instrument normally used in human mass immunization programs. Fifty per cent infection was obtained when 48-day-old plants were inoculated with a single injection into the crown of each plant.

Additional keywords: virus injection, Beta vulgaris.