Short Communication, J Virol Antivir Res Vol: 7 Issue: 1
First Report of a Tomato yellow leaf curl virus Isolate Most Closely Related to a Previously Reported Begomovirus in Iran-Associated with Symptomatic Papaya Trees in Oman
*Corresponding Author : Haq QMI
Department of Biological Sciences & Chemistry, College of Arts and sciences, University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman, Oman
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Received: April 13, 2018 Accepted: May 01, 2018 Published: May 08, 2018
Citation: Haq QMI, Naureen Z, Mabood F, Brown JK, Al-Harrasi A, et al. (2018) First Report of a Tomato yellow leaf curl virus Isolate Most Closely Related to a Previously Reported Begomovirus in Iran-Associated with Symptomatic Papaya Trees in Oman. J Virol Antivir Res 7:1. doi: 10.4172/2324-8955.1000180
Papaya (Carica papaya ) is cultivated on an area of c. 130 ha with an annual production of 20 tonnes, and is one of the important fruit crops in Oman. In Oman whitefly-transmitted leaf curl viruses are among the most devastating pathogens of cultivated crops including tomato, papaya and chilli, and other vegetable and fruit crops for which yield losses can range from 0-100%.