ISSN : 2663-2187

Susceptibility of common weeds and cultivated crops in major maize growing agroecological zones of Uganda to viruses causing maize lethal necrosis disease

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Mudde, B, Miano D. W , Olubayo, F. M , Asea, G, Kilalo, D.C , Kwemoi, D. B , Adriko, J , Ssekiwoko, F , Male, A and Kiggundu, A
» doi: 10.33472/AFJBS.1.4.2019.1-14

Abstract

Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease is caused when maize plants become coinfected with Maize chlorotic mottle virus (MCMV) and potyviruses notably Sugarcane Mosaic Virus (SCMV). Apart from maize, little is known about susceptibility of weed species and cultivated crop species usually growing in proximity with maize to MLN viruses in Uganda.

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