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Colocasia bobone disease (CBDV)

Cytorhabdovirus Colocasia Bobone Disease Virus

Colocasia bobone disease (CBDV) (Cytorhabdovirus Colocasia Bobone Disease Virus) is a viral pathogen of Taro. It is a native of Papua and New Guinea.

This is a disease caused by a rhabdovirus which appears to be vectored by leafhopper Tarophagus species. It causes thickened, malformed and brittle leaves in Taro.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.