Photo 1. Dasheen mosaic virus in taro; a feather-like patch between the veins, with slightly deformed margin.
Photo 2. Dasheen mosaic virus throughout the leaf blade; in this case, the symptoms are either side of the veins.
Photo 5. Dasheen mosaic virus infection in Alocasia, showing feathering along the veins in a small area of the leaf.
Photo 6. A form of Dasheen mosaic virus causing severely deformed leaves occurs in French Polynesia.
Dasheen mosaic potyvirus (the abbreviation is DsMV). A severe form of the disease is reported from French Polynesia.
AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Photo 4 Mani Mua, SPC. Sigatoka Research Station, Fiji.
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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