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Viruses Infecting Forage Legumes in Tennessee. M. R. McLaughlin, Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 37901. Plant Dis. 67:490-492. Accepted for publication 8 November 1982. 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, 1983. DOI: 10.1094/PD-67-490.

Bean yellow mosaic virus (BYMV), clover yellow vein virus (CYVV), peanut stunt virus (PSV), and red clover vein mosaic virus (RCVMV) were identified by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay of clover bait plants in Tennessee. Species used as bait plants were alfalfa (Medicago sativa), arrowleaf clover (Trifolium vesiculosum), alsike clover (T. hybridum), crimson clover (T. incarnatum), red clover (T. pratense), subterranean clover (T. subterraneum), and white clover (T. repens). Viruses were detected in all clover species but not in alfalfa; however, not all viruses infected all species. White clover was not infected by BYMV nor was red clover by CYVV. The highest incidence of infections was by PSV, followed in order by RCVMV, CYVV, and BYMV.