Tobacco Vein Mottling Virus (Potyvirus TVMV ) on burley tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (burley type)) - 1440035

Tobacco Vein Mottling Virus
Potyvirus TVMV

Host: burley tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum (burley type) L.)
Descriptor: Symptoms
Description: The initial symptom of TVMV infection is a slight, barely visible clearing on expanding leaves. Subsequently, leaves develop irregular green patterns of mottling adjacent to the veins; this is most evident on the ruffles at the base of older leaves. Chlorosis of infected leaves is extensive, giving the plants a pale green or yellow appearance which may be evident from a distance. Necrotic spotting of the leaf, indistinguishable from weather fleck, may develop and become increasingly prevalent as plants mature. The earlier that plants are infected with the virus, the greater the damage. The virus overwinters in perennial solanaceous weeds and is transmitted to tobacco by aphids. The virus is often found in combination with TEV. TVMV is also one of the most prevalent viruses in burley.
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