Abuja Journal of Agriculture and Environment (AJAE)

DETECTION OF CUCUMBER MOSAIC VIRUS (CMV) FROM BAMBARA (VIGNA SUBTERRANEAN (L) VERDC.)
Author(s): B. Muhammad and I. Muhammad
Volume/Issue: Volume 1 , Issue 1 (2021)

ABSTRACT:

Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) has the widest host range of all known plant viruses. A viral and virus-like symptom of yellowing, leaf distortion, mottling, vein clearing and stunted growth were observed on Bambara groundnut undergoing a breeding trial at a research field of University Putra Malaysia (UPM). Ten infected plants were screened for CMV using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) with CMV coat protein (CP) gene-specific primers. The results showed that the causal organism was CMV from two samples tested. The Bambara seeds were collected and transported to Malaysia from Nigeria. Hence, there is the possibility of seed transmission or infection by other CMV-infected crops around the research field.

KEYWORDS:

Virus, infection, Fabaceae, Cucumber mosaic virus, Bambara groundnut