Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection

, Volume 126, Issue 4, pp 373–377 | Cite as

First report of Wisteria vein mosaic virus infecting Chinese Wisteria in Jiangsu Province in China

  • Feng Zhu
  • Peng-Xiang Zhu
  • Fei Xu
  • Zhao-Lin JiEmail author
Short Communication


Wisteria vein mosaic virus (WVMV) is a member of the Potyvirus genus, and it has become a worldwide disease. This virus has been only reported in Beijing and Zhejiang Province in China. In May 2018, virus-like symptoms such as chlorosis, mottling, mosaic and narrowing were observed in Chinese Wisteria in Yangzhou City in Jiangsu Province in China. This isolation can infect the Nicotiana benthamiana by mechanical inoculation. Serological and molecular identifications confirmed the isolation of WVMV. Phylogenetic tree analyses suggest that WVMV appeared most closely related to soybean mosaic virus (SMV) and watermelon mosaic virus. To our knowledge, this is the first report of WVMV in Chinese Wisteria in Jiangsu Province in China.


Wisteria sinensis Wisteria vein mosaic virus (WVMV) Jiangsu China 



This work was supported by the fund of Yangzhou Institute of Landscape Science and Engineering (YZYL20180015), Qing Lan Project of Yangzhou University and the earmarked fund for Modern Agro-industry Technology Research System (CARS-30-3-02).

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All authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Horticulture and Plant ProtectionYangzhou UniversityYangzhouChina
  2. 2.Applied Biotechnology CenterWuhan Institute of BioengineeringWuhanChina

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