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can viruses be found in the seeds of infected plants

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please i want to know if the seeds of an infected okra plant may contain the virus too and whether the virus will survive and harm the plant when such seeds are planted.


Posted by: Ayisha (1 point) Ayisha
Posted: August 29, 2017

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In okra the virus diseases are mainly transmitted by insect vectors like whiteflies. The research shows viruses are not seed borne (i.e., the virus won't survive on seeds and infect the plant). For more information on virus diseases and nature of transmission see our okra entry
https://plantvillage.org/topics/okra/...

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...


Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (134 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: August 29, 2017

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