Bean golden mosaic virus (BGMV) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-104597 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

published: 14 Jan 2013 last updated: 30 Jun 2020
Organism information
Bean golden mosaic virus
Kingdom Shotokuvirae
Phylum Cressdnaviricota
Class Repensiviricetes
Order Geplafuvirales
Family Geminiviridae
Genus Begomovirus
Species Bean golden mosaic virus
  • Bean yellow mosaic virus
  • Bean golden yellow mosaic virus
  • BGMV
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Additional classification
II (ssDNA)
Viruses
Characteristics related to biosafety
Disease first described by Costa (1965). Virus first purified by Galvez & Castano (1976).
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A DNA-containing virus with isometric particles about 19 nm in diameter occurring predominantly in pairs. The host range is apparently restricted to certain wild and cultivated species of the Leguminosae. Transmitted by the whitefly, Bemisia tabaci, and by inoculation with sap from young infected leaves.
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Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical America (Bird & Maramorosch, 1975). Similar diseases reported in tropical Africa and Asia.
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Causes bright yellow mosaic diseases of legumes, including Phaseolus vulgaris (French bean), P. lunatus (lima bean), and closely related wild species.
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Additional Information
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