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Bean Pod Mottle Virus: Occurrence in Nebraska and Seed Transmission in Soybeans. M. T. Lin, Associate Professor, Departamento de Biologia Vegetal, Universidade de Brasilia, 70910 Brasilia, DF, Brazil. J. H. Hill, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, Seed and Weed Sciences, Iowa State University, Ames 50011. Plant Dis. 67:230-233. Accepted for publication 26 August 1982. Copyright 1983 American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-67-230.

A virus found infecting soybeans in Nebraska was shown to be seedborne in this host. Host range, in vitro properties, particle morphology, molecular weight estimates of the coat proteins, and sedimentation profile of the virus were typical of viruses in the comovirus group. Serological tests proved that the virus was bean pod mottle virus. This is the first record of this virus in Nebraska and the first report of seed transmission in soybeans.