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Narrow leaf : Bean yellow mosaic virus
Feathery and deformed leaves

General Information :

  • caused by Bean Yellow Mosaic Virus (BYMV).

  • Transmitted by sap and aphid spp, Myzus persicae and Aphis craccivora in non persistent manner.

Symptoms :

  • Yellowing and drying of the plants with feathery and deformed leaves are common.

  • The leaves below the proliferated branches turn yellow, show interveinal chlorosis, or mosaic depending on the genotype tested. o The overall height of the plant is reduced.

  • Affected plants produce very few, distorted flowers that develop into very small pods.

  • The seeds from infected plants are black, small, and shrivelled.

Feathery and deformed leaves
Control :

The disease is considered to be a minor one.

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