Decline viruses of pawpaw (Carica papaya L.) in East Africa

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1970
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Kulkarni, H.Y.
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Three viruses or virus strains were isolated from pawpaw showing field decline symptoms in Tanzania and Kenya, where they are of wide occurrence. Each virus caused a distinct type of local lesion in Chenopodium quinoa; a fourth type of local lesion was induced when transmission was from a source containing two ofthe three viruses. When re-inoculated to pawpaw, alone or in combination, they caused stunting and decline symptoms similar to those observed in the field..
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East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal, 66, pp. 1-9
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