Status and Diversity of Begomoviruses in Pakistan

  • Muhammad Shah Nawaz-ul-Rehman
  • Sara Shakir
  • Sehrish Ijaz
  • Muhammad Mubin
  • Nazia Nahid


Begomoviruses are plant pathogenic viruses belonging to family Geminiviridae. Based upon their host ranges, genome organizations, and insect vectors, geminiviruses are classified into nine genera: Begomovirus, Mastrevirus, Curtovirus, Becurtovirus, Topocuvirus, Turncurtovirus, Capulavirus, Grablovirus, and Eragrovirus. Most of the economically important geminiviruses belongs to genus Begomovirus and infect important cash crops of several families including Malvaceae (cotton, okra), Cucurbitaceae (melon, watermelon, squash, and gourds), Euphorbiaceae (cassava), Solanaceae (tobacco, tomato, potato, petunia, and pepper), and Fabaceae (soybean, cowpea, common bean, mung bean, and lima bean) in different regions of the world.


Begomovirus Diversity Pakistan 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Muhammad Shah Nawaz-ul-Rehman
    • 1
  • Sara Shakir
    • 1
  • Sehrish Ijaz
    • 1
  • Muhammad Mubin
    • 1
  • Nazia Nahid
    • 2
  1. 1.Virology Lab, Center of Agricultural Biochemistry and BiotechnologyUniversity of Agriculture FaisalabadFaisalabadPakistan
  2. 2.Department of Bioinformatics and BiotechnologyGC UniversityFaisalabadPakistan

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