Kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) plants exhibiting foliar yellow mosaic symptoms and some leaf crumpling were identified in the Al Batinah region of Oman. Rolling circle amplification and polymerase chain reaction identified a bipartite begomovirus (family Geminiviridae) and a betasatellite in association with the symptomatic plants. Analysis of full-length sequences showed the virus to be Mungbean yellow mosaic Indian virus (MYMIV) and the betasatellite Tomato leaf curl betasatellite (ToLCB). This is the first identification of a legume-adapted begomovirus in Oman and the first identification of MYMIV in association with the betasatellite ToLCB. The isolate of MYMIV from Oman shows the greatest levels of sequence identity to isolates occurring in South Asia and South-East Asia, suggesting that the virus has only recently been introduced. The significance of these findings is discussed.
- Mungbean yellow mosaic India virus
- Phaseolus vulgaris
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agronomy and Crop Science
- Plant Science