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Beet Western Yellows Virus in Israel. Shlomo Marco, Volcani Center, Agricultural Research Organization, Bet Dagan, Israel 50 250. Plant Dis. 68:162-163. Accepted for publication 25 September 1983. Copyright 1984 The American Phytopathological Society. DOI: 10.1094/PD-68-162.

Premature yellowing of sugar beet and lettuce has been noticed for many years in Israel. Many of these plants were found to be infected with beet western yellows virus (BWYV), based on aphid transmission to indicator hosts, serology (double-sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay [ELISA]), and immunosorbent electron microscopy (ISEM), where isometric particles resembling BWYV virions were observed. BWYV was also detected in turnip, radish, mangold, and in some widespread weeds.