Natural incidence of bean viruses in the northwest of Iran


  • Mina Rastgou Department of Plant Protection College of agriculture Urmia University Urmia, Iran
  • Masoumeh Jalali Department of Plant Protection College of agriculture Urmia University Urmia, Iran





Bean is considered as one of the most important legumes around the world. Viral diseases are a major yield reducing factor in bean production. Bean samples with virus-like symptoms like severe or mild mosaic, vein banding, leaf curling, blistering and necrosis were collected from different bean fields in Urmia (Northwest of Iran) during the growing seasons of 2013 and 2014. Bean common mosaic virus (BCMV), Bean common mosaic necrosis virus (BCMNV), Bean yellow mosaic virus (BYMV), Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV), Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV), Tomato mosaic virus (ToMV) and Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) were detected by double antibody sandwich enzyme-linked-immunosorbent assay. Mixed infection of BCMV and BCMNV were found. BCMNV was the most frequent virus in this region whereas BYMV and TYLCV were each detected just in one sample. This is the first report of BCMNV, BCMV, BYMV, TSWV, TMV and TYLCV incidence on bean in Urmia, Iran.

Author Biography

  • Mina Rastgou, Department of Plant Protection College of agriculture Urmia University Urmia, Iran
    Department of Plant Protection


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Rastgou, M., & Jalali, M. (2017). Natural incidence of bean viruses in the northwest of Iran. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica, 109(2), 331–336.

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