Bean golden mosaic geminivirus is also present in Costa Rica and Nicaragua
The occurrence of bean golden mosaic geminivirus (EU Annex I/A1) has previously been reported in Brazil, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Molecular studies have been carried out on samples obtained from bean plants showing symptoms of bean golden mosaic and collected in Costa Rica, Jamaica, Nicaragua and Guatemala. The results showed that these four isolates are similar to type II isolates of bean golden mosaic geminivirus from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Guatemala. The authors concluded that these data extend the distribution of type II isolates of bean golden mosaic geminivirus to Jamaica, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. According to the EPPO Secretariat, records of this virus in Costa Rica and Nicaragua are new.
McLaughlin, W.; Rojas, M.R.; Nakhla, M.K. Hidayat, S.H.; Maxwell, D.P. (1994) Partial molecular characterization of bean golden mosaic virus isolates from Jamaica and Central America.
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