, Volume 27, Issue 1, pp 107–109 | Cite as

Capsicum annum, a new host of watermelon mosaic virus

  • Mohammad HajizadehEmail author
  • Kazhal Mohammadi
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The occurrence of Watermelon mosaic virus (WMV) in sweet pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) in Kurdistan province, Iran was confirmed by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and partial characterization of coat protein. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of WMV infecting C. annuum, adding a new host to list of more than 170 species infected by this virus.


Sweet pepper Coat protein RT-PCR Recombination 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of AgricultureUniversity of KurdistanSanandajIran

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