Australasian Plant Disease Notes

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 25–26 | Cite as

First report of a whitefly-transmitted geminivirus infectingMimosa invisa in Malaysia

  • M. Mahmoudieh Koravieh
  • M. N. Mohamad Roff
  • R. Y. Othman


A begomovirus was detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the weedMimosa invisa, collected from vegetable- and fruit-growing areas of the Malaysia Peninsula. The infected plants displayed yellowing and stunting symptoms. Sequencing of the 1.3-kb PCR amplicon showed that this virus has greatest sequence similarity (92%) toAgeratum yellow vein china virus, a white-fly transmitted begomovirus not yet identified in Malaysia. This is the first report of a begomovirus infection in the potential weedy reservoir,M. invisa.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Mahmoudieh Koravieh
    • 1
  • M. N. Mohamad Roff
    • 2
  • R. Y. Othman
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Unit of Genetics and Molecular Biology, Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.Horticulture Research CenterMARDI HeadquartersKuala LumpurMalaysia
  3. 3.Centre for Research in Biotechnology for Agriculture (CEBAR)University of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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