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Groundnut Virus Diseases in Africa

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Reddy, D.V.R.( editor )(Affl: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru 502 324, Andhra Pradesh, India ) McDonald, D.( editor )
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Publication Year: 
1991
Publisher Details: 
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics ; Patancheru 502324, Andhra Pradesh, India
ISBN: 
92-9066-206-9
Report/Series/Bulletin Name: 
Groundnut virus diseases in Africa: Incorporating the Proceedings of the Fourth Meeting of the Consultative Group on Collaborative Research on Groundnut Rosette Virus Disease, Montpellier, France, 18-20 September 1990 / Reddy, D.V.R.
Report/series/Bulletin Number: 
13

 


Citation: ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics). 1991. Groundnut virus diseases in Africa. Patancheru, A.P. 502 324, India: ICRISAT. Groundnuts are an important oilseeds crop in many African countries. And groundnut rosette is the most important virus disease of groundnut in Africa. An International Working Group was established in 1983 to formulate cooperative research programs to characterize the causal viruses of groundnut rosette disease and develop methods for their detection. The group met in 1985 in Cambridge, England, and in 1987 in Lilongwe, Malawi. Since the efforts by this Group have resulted in considerable progress on the characterization of causal viruses of groundnut rosette disease and at the meeting held at Lilongwe, it was suggested that the Group activities should be expanded to include research on all groundnut viruses in Africa. In this publication summaries of the papers delivered at the Group's fourth meeting are presented. The first part deals exclusively with the collaborative research on groundnu t rosette virus disease. In Part 2 four technical papers cover the management of groundnut virus diseases, virus disease surveys, and seed-borne legume viruses. And scientists from Africa review research and the country-specific situations of  roundnut virus diseases in Burkina Faso, Congo, Cote d'lvoire, Niger, Senegal, and Sudan. Recommendations are made for further action on global cooperative research on groundnut virus diseases and future research activities, including their priorities, on groundnut viruses in Africa.  
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