Background: In Africa and Asia, sugarcane is the host of at least seven different virus species in the genus Mastrevirus of the family Geminiviridae. However, with the exception of Sugarcane white streak virus in Barbados, no other sugarcane-infecting mastrevirus has been reported in the New World.

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    Boukari, W., Alcalá-Briseño, R. I., Kraberger, S., Fernandez, E., Filloux, D., Daugrois, J., . . . Rott, P. C. (2017). Occurrence of a novel mastrevirus in sugarcane germplasm collections in Florida, Guadeloupe and Réunion. Virology Journal, 14(1). doi:10.1186/s12985-017-0810-9

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