Peanut viruses: etiology and epidemiology and nature of resistance


The overall goal of this coordinated research program was to develop strategies and control measures to minimize incidence of the major peanut virus diseases, to foster interdisciplinary studies between countries, and to develop linkages between supporting food production agencies. This will primarily be accomplished by strengthening peanut production programs in the host countries and the U.S. through training and active research projects.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. James W. Demski, plant pathologist/virologist
University of Georgia, Georgia Station


Nigeria Collaborator:

Dr. Phindile Olorunju, breeder, Ahmadu Bello University, Samaru

Thailand Collaborator:

Dr. Sopone Wongkaew, virologist, Khon Kaen University

Philippine Collaborator:

Dr. Marina Natural, virologist, University of the Philippines, Los Banos