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Peanut Mottle Virus in Forage Legumes. J. W. Demski, Associate Professor, Georgia Experiment Station, Experiment 30212. M. A. Kahn, Visiting Postdoctorate Associate, Georgia Experiment Station, Experiment 30212; and H. D. Wells, Research Plant Pathologist, and J. D. Miller, Research Agronomist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Science and Education Administration, Agricultural Research, Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Tifton 31794. Plant Dis. 65:359-362. . This article is in the public domain and not copyrightable. It may be freely reprinted with customary crediting of the source. The American Phytopathological Society, 1981. DOI: 10.1094/PD-65-359.

Peanut mottle virus (PMV) was isolated from arrowleaf (Trifolium vesiculosum) and subterranean (T. subterraneum) clover, white (Lupinus albus) and blue (L. angustifolius) lupine, and the weed host Desmodium canum. The virus was identified by the use of indicator hosts, host range, and serology. This is the first report of natural infection of these forage legumes by PMV. The virus appears similar to the mild strain that commonly infects peanuts and soybeans in Georgia. Field observations in 1979 and 1980 indicated that PMV is quite prevalent and causes moderately severe symptoms in some forage legumes in southern Georgia.