Journal of Plant Pathology

, Volume 100, Issue 2, pp 305–307 | Cite as

Occurence of beet western yellows virus on squash and broad bean in Turkey

  • Nihal Buzkan
  • Bekir Bulent Arpaci
  • Faika Yarali
  • Mehmet Koç
Short Communication


Vegetable crops species from areas of Turkey where beet western yellows virus (BWYV), genus Polerovirus, family Luteoviridae was previously detected in pepper were surveyed for poleroviruses. Leaf samples were tested by DAS-ELISA, RT-PCR with degenerate primers for poleroviruses, and sequencing. Blast analysis of sequenced PCR amplicons revealed the presence of BWYV in broad bean (Vicia faba) and squash (Cucurbita pepo). These are new records of this virus on these two species in Turkey.


BWYV Polerovirus Luteoviridae Genetic diversity 



Authors would like to thank to Prof. G.P. Martelli for his review and valuable comments on this manuscript. This work was supported by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) (Project No: 113 O 423).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nihal Buzkan
    • 1
  • Bekir Bulent Arpaci
    • 2
  • Faika Yarali
    • 2
  • Mehmet Koç
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of AgricultureUniversity of Kahramanmaraş Sütçü ImamKahramanmaraşTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Horticulture, Faculty of AgricultureUniversity of Kilis 7 AralikKilisTurkey

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