Tobacco Mosaic Virus Epidemiology and Control

  • G. V. GoodingJr.
Part of the The Viruses book series (VIRS)


Tobacco mosaic is an endemic disease of Nicotiana tabacum L. throughout the world. It was recognized as a problem in The Netherlands before 1879 when Adolf Mayer initiated his research into a disease of unknown etiology. He later named the disease tobacco mosaic and demonstrated the infectious nature of the causative agent (Mayer, 1886).


Tobacco Mosaic Virus Plant Virus Mosaic Disease Flea Beetle Secondary Spread 
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  1. 1.Department of Plant PathologyNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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