Journal of General Plant Pathology

, Volume 85, Issue 6, pp 444–448 | Cite as

First report of Tomato leaf curl Joydebpur virus infecting French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

  • Mohammad AnsarEmail author
  • Aniruddha Kumar Agnihotri
  • Mohammad Akram
  • Arun Prasad Bhagat
Disease Note


During 2016-2017 in Bhagalpur, Bihar, northern India, French bean plants developed curling and yellow mosaic of leaves and stunting. In eight of 12 symptomatic plants, PCR tests for Mungbean yellow mosaic India virus were positive. In the four PCR-negative symptomatic plants, rolling circle amplification (RCA) detected a ~ 2.7-kb DNA that was identified as genomic DNA of Tomato leaf curl Joydebpur virus. Also a ~ 1.4-kb specific PCR product was identified as Tomato leaf curl Joydebpur betasatellite. Whitefly-mediated transmission to chili was as efficient as that to French bean. Our findings provide evidence of a monopartite begomovirus in French bean.


Bean Begomovirus Betasatellite Leaf curl Whitefly 



The present work is supported by Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, Young Scientist Scheme-YSS/2015/000923. The manuscript was developed under BAU communication No. 572/2019.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad Ansar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aniruddha Kumar Agnihotri
    • 1
  • Mohammad Akram
    • 2
  • Arun Prasad Bhagat
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant PathologyBihar Agricultural UniversityBhagalpurIndia
  2. 2.Division of Crop ProtectionIndian Institute of Pulses ResearchKanpurIndia

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