First report of fig mosaic virus infecting common fig (Ficus carica) in Japan

Kazuya Ishikawa, Kensaku Maejima, Susumu Nagashima, Nobuo Sawamura, Yusuke Takinami, Ken Komatsu, Masayoshi Hashimoto, Yasuyuki Yamaji, Jun Yamamoto, Shigetou Namba

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For the first time, fig mosaic virus (FMV) was detected in common fig (Ficus carica) trees in Shimane, Japan. These trees exhibited mosaic, ringspots, or distortion, accompanied by chlorosis on leaves and yellow spots on fruits. Some of the symptomatic trees were infested with the eriophyid mite Aceria ficus. The virus was detected based on RT-PCR, followed by sequencing. The amplified 300 base-pair fragments shared 83.5-91.5% identity with the corresponding region of RNA-dependent RNA polymerase gene of FMV isolates previously reported in Turkey, Iran, and Italy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-139
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of General Plant Pathology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Common fig
  • Ficus carica L.
  • Fig mosaic disease (FMD)
  • Fig mosaic virus (FMV)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science


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