In a major development, a Brazilian scientist has compiled the list of 219 pathogens that infect plants in Brazil, reportedly the largest compilation of information on plant viruses ever produced in Brazil.
The annotated list has been published in Biota Neotropica.
“Since the start of my career, I’ve been in the habit of collecting publications on plant viruses in Brazil. I’ve been doing it for decades and have recorded some 8,000 references to date,” said the author, Elliot Watanabe Kitajima.
It presents microorganisms’ descriptions, data on the diseases they cause, and information on their occurrence in native and ornamental plants as well as weeds.