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Broad bean wilt virus  (BBWV)

Bean wilt virus


- classification: Comoviridae, Fabavirus

Virus wilting bean ( Broad bean wilt virus , BBWV) (Figure 1) was detected on field lettuce in several countries: the United States, Northern Europe, Turkey, Japan, Australia. ..

Figure 1


In France, this virus is found on field beans, peppers, tomatoes and artichokes. It was isolated from lettuce from 1976. However, no serious epidemic was found on the latter species and the damage observed is still minor. In most cases, the virus manifests itself more on late summer or fall crops.

Last change : 05/03/21
  • Author :
  • D Blancard (INRAe)