Japanese Journal of Phytopathology
Online ISSN : 1882-0484
Print ISSN : 0031-9473
ISSN-L : 0031-9473
Occurrence of Rice Transitory Yellowing Virus in Okinawa
Yasuo SAITOHitoshi INOUEHirowo SATOMI
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1978 Volume 44 Issue 5 Pages 666-669

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A disease of rice plants similar to tungro disease in symtoms occurred in Okinawa, Japan, in 1977. A virus belonging to rhabdovirus group was observed in both ultratnin sections and dip preparations from diseased plants. The virus was transmitted in a persistent manner by the green rice leafhopper, and was identified as rice transitory yellowing virus.

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