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A Disease of Lentil Caused by Bean Yellow Mosaic Virus in Egypt. M. Russo, Istituto di Patologia vegetale, University of Bari, Italy. A. A. Kishtah and M. A. Tolba, Institute of Plant Pathology, Agricultural Research Centre, Giza, Egypt. Plant Dis. 65:611-612. Copyright 1981 American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-65-611.

Bean yellow mosaic virus was isolated in Egypt from plants of Lens esculenta L. showing stunting, mild systemic mosaic of the leaflets, and deformed pods. The virus was identified by the response of differential hosts, particle morphology, sedimentation properties, electron microscopy, and serology. Symptoms developed on mechanically inoculated healthy lentil seedlings.