Eragrostis minor streak virus: an Asian streak virus in Africa

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This work was funded by a grant from the National Foundation of Science of South Africa and a University of Cape Town block grant awarded to AV. PL is funded by GIS CRVOI through the EmerGe grant (N°PRAO/AIRD/CRVOI/08/03).

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Martin, D.P., Linderme, D., Lefeuvre, P. et al. Eragrostis minor streak virus: an Asian streak virus in Africa. Arch Virol 156, 1299–1303 (2011).

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