Photo 1. Banana leaf showing light and dark green (mosaic) patterns on banana infected with Cucumber mosaic virus.
Photo 2. Light and dark green (mosaic) patterns on banana leaf infected with Cucumber mosaic virus. Note that some areas of yellow are continuous, whereas others show broken lines.
Photo 3. Leaves of snake gourd infected with Cucumber mosaic virus showing light and dark green patterns and distorted margins.
Banana mosaic, cucumber mosaic, infectious chlorosis.
Cucumber mosaic cucumovirus. The abbreviation for this virus is CMV. There are a number of strains.
AUTHORS Helen Tsatsia & Grahame Jackson
Photo 1 Diseases of fruit crops in Australia (2009). Editors, Tony Cooke, Denis Persley, Susan House. CSIRO Publishing.
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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