Soybean Genetics Newsletter


Soybean (Glycine max [L.] Merr.) was first reported as a natural host of peanut mottle virus (PMV) in 1972 by research workers in Georgia (Kuhn et al., 1972). PMV on soybean has since been reported in Virginia, South Carolina, Australia, and East Africa (Demski and Kuhn, 1977). Boerma and Kuhn (1976) reported resistance to PMV in soybeans to be conditioned by a completely dominant allele at a single locus. The objective of this study was to determine if there are other genes and/or alleles that might condition resistance to PMV.