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"Molecular characterization of geminiviruses affecting vegetables and other crops"

Principal Investigators: 
Dr. Marcia Roye
Dr. Wayne McLaughlin

To date, ten whitefly-transmitted geminiviruses from Jamaica have been characterized including geminiviruses infecting crops such as, tomatoes, pepper and cabbage. It was found that the geminiviruses infecting crops and weeds from Jamaica are distinct and there is one common weed virus that also infects cabbage. Projects will continue to look for new viruses infecting crops and weeds and to fully characterise the geminiviruses which have been, so far, partially characteris

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