A BRIEF REVIEW FOR IDENTIFICATION AND DETECTION OF POTATO VIRUSES

Madiha Urooj, Uzma Arif, Anisa Intikhab

Abstract


Potato is ranked fourth among the food crop and fifth for human consumption. It provides more yield and calories production as compare to cereals. Fungal, viral, viroid, bacteria, nematode, phytoplasmas and abiotic factors play a pivotal role for yield reduction of potato crop. Viruses known to infect potato in Pakistan include PVA, PVM, PVS, PVX, PVY, PLRV and PMTV. Increasing incidence of PVX and PVY in main potato growing areas of Pakistan is getting an alarming position and PLRV has caused significant yield losses. Present review article demonstrate different techniques for diagnostics of major potato viruses.

Keywords


Potato, PMTV, PLRV, PVY, PVX, PVX, PVM, PVA.

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