PRO/PL> Begomoviruses, basil – Uganda: new pathogens

Other Plant Disease — Uganda
Begomoviruses are plant viruses that cause major losses to many economically important crops. Although they are poorly understood, begomoviruses infecting wild plants may have an important role as reservoirs in the epidemiology of viral diseases.
This study reports the discovery and genomic characterization of three novel bipartite begomoviruses from wild and cultivated African basil (_Ocimum gratissimum_) plants collected in Uganda, East Africa. Based on the symptoms shown by the infected