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Alfalfa mosaic virus


- classification : Bromoviridae, Alfamovirus

Alfalfa mosaic virus (AMV) is a ubiquitous and highly polyphagous virus (figure 1) that can occur in all tobacco producing countries. In several countries the virus incidence is seldom severe. This virus is not considered a major problem on tobacco.

Figure 1

In France, AMV is found sporadically in all production areas and it does not cause significant damage, except when tobacco is planted adjacent to alfalfa crops that contain infected plants.

Last change : 02/28/13
  • Author :
  • D Blancard (INRAe)