First report of Beet necrotic yellow vein benyvirus (rhizomania) in Egypt
The EPPO Secretariat was informed by Prof. Abdel-Salam (University of Cairo) that Beet necrotic yellow vein benyvirus (causing rhizomania – EPPO A2 quarantine pest) has been found for the first time in Egypt. The virus was detected in some sugarbeet crops in the governorates of El-Fayoum and Giza.
The situation of Beet necrotic yellow vein benyvirus in Egypt can be described as follows: Present, reported in 2002 in the governorates of El-Fayoum and Giza.
Abdel-Salam, A.M.; El-Shazly, M.A. (2002) Occurrence of rhizomania of sugarbeet in Egypt associated with beet necrotic yellow vein benyvirus infection.
Arab Journal of Biotechnology, 5(1), 135-150 (abstract).