Yellow Vein Mosaic Disease: A New Threat to Mesta (Hibiscus sp.) Cultivation

  • Arpita Chatterjee
  • Subrata Kumar Ghosh


Occurrence of Mesta yellow vein mosaic disease (MeYVMD) is a new entrant to disease scenario in India. It is found in endemic form in different parts of India during the last few years, and the disease has spread at a faster rate causing great reduction in yield of both Hibiscus cannabinus and H. sabdariffa and thus assumed a major threat to production. The association of a novel Begomovirus, namely, Mesta yellow vein mosaic virus (MeYVMV) with the disease, has been confirmed by electron microscopy and molecular techniques using PCR, sequence information and southern hybridization. The trend of weather factors vis-à-vis insect vector population in relation to appearance and subsequent spread of the disease is analysed through the development of a new model of prediction. Molecular epidemiology, development of diagnostics and the disease management are also discussed. Biochemical alterations in situ due to host to virus interaction are also presented to know the extent of pathogenesis in the tested fibre crop plants.


Yellow Vein Cotton Leaf Whitefly Population Positive Hybridization Signal Nucleic Acid Spot Hybridization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of BotanyBarasat CollegeKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Division of Crop ProtectionCentral Research Institute for Jute and Allied FibresKolkataIndia

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