How can papaya virus be controlled?
Seven treatments viz. 1. Raising of papaya seedlings under Nylon net (40-60 mesh) and spraying of Dimethoate (1.05%) 3 days before planting; 2. Use of two rows of maize as a border crop (Maize sown 15 days ahead of planting); 3.
How is papaya mosaic virus treated?
Affected fruits are small in size and malformed. Control : As soon as the disease symptoms are observed dusting Sulphur (30 g/10 litres of water) or spraying Calixin 75 EC (5 ml/10 litres of water) at 15 days interval helps to control the disease.
Is papaya ringspot virus harmful to humans?
PRSV-resistant transgenic papaya is environmentally safe and has no harmful effects on human health.
Is mosaic virus harmful to humans?
“These viruses are specific to plants and do not harm humans. The presence of mosaic won’t cause fruits to rot prematurely but severely distorted fruit will have a different texture, so use your own judgement.”
Can you eat cucumbers with mosaic virus?
Yes, you can eat squash and melons that are infected with mosaic virus. These viruses are not harmful to humans and do not cause the fruit to rot. Often the discoloration is only skin deep. In cases where fruit are severely distorted, the texture of the fruit may be affected and may not be desirable for eating.
What plant diseases are caused by viruses?
|Rank||Virus||Author of virus description|
|1||Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV)||Karen-Beth G. Scholthof|
|2||Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV)||Scott Adkins|
|3||Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV)||Henryk Czosnek|
|4||Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV)||Peter Palukaitis|
Can viruses be crystallized?
The process of transformation of viral components into organized solid particles is known as crystallization. The inactive form of the virus can be changed into crystals and it includes a large number of viral particles.
How can we prevent cucumber mosaic virus?
- Purchase virus-free plants.
- Maintain strict aphid control.
- Remove all weeds since these may harbor both CMV and aphids.
- Immediately set aside plants with the above symptoms and obtain a diagnosis.
- Discard virus infected plants.
- Disinfest tools used for vegetative propagation frequently.
Can tomatoes get mosaic virus?
For example, tomato mosaic virus most often infects tomatoes, but can also infect pepper, potato, apple, pear, cherry and numerous weeds, including pigweed and lamb’s quarters. Tobacco mosaic virus can infect ornamentals and weeds including cucumber, lettuce, beet, pepper, tomato, petunia, jimson weed and horsenettle.
What are the symptoms of tobacco mosaic virus?
Symptoms associated with TMV infections:
- mosaic pattern of light and dark green (or yellow and green) on the leaves.
- malformation of leaves or growing points.
- yellow streaking of leaves (especially monocots)
- yellow spotting on leaves.
- distinct yellowing only of veins.