University of Georgia
Ahmadu Bello University (Nigeria); ICRISAT (India); Institute fur Virus krankheiten der Pflanzer
James Demski (US); Steve Misari (Nigeria); D.V.R. Reddy (ICRISAT); Rudolf Casper (Germany)
Cedric Kuhn (US); Okon Ansa (Nigeria)
The major goal of this project was to attain a better understanding of the causal agents of GR and other virus
diseases so that some methods of control can be developed for GR and other viruses (peanut stripe, peanut mottle and tomatc spotted wilt viruses).
1. Determine the etiology of groundnut (penaut) rosette and develop identification techniques of detection; 2. Determine the epidemiological factors of groundnut rosette. 3. Select and determine the nature of resistance in groundnut to groundnut rosette. 4. Identify other peanut viruses, determine the variants of these agents, and develop means of rapid identification.
The CRSP virus project has lead to the discovery of a new virus infecting peanut in the United States. This virus has the potential to be a damaging virus in U.S. peanut production if not controlled.