Evidence of Association of a Tomato Leaf Curl New Delhi Virus with Chilli Leaf Curl Disease in Western Uttar Pradesh, India
Singh Jitender*, Singh Astha, Kumar Pankaj, Rani Anchal, Baranwal V K1, Sirohi Anil, Bhatnagar S. K., Singh Devi
College of Biotechnology, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut-250110, India-250110
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Chilli Leaf Curl Disease (ChLCD) is an important limiting factor affecting chilli production on Indian subcontinent and is caused by begomoviruses. During November’ 2011, very high disease incidence (up to 100% of plants) was observed in chilli fields near Meerut district of Western Uttar Pradesh, India with Symptoms such as upward leaf curling, crowding and yellowing of leaves and stunting of whole plants. In this paper we report the evidence of a Tomato Leaf Curl New Delhi Virus (ToLCNDV) and associated betasatellite responsible for the leaf curl disease in Chilli.