onion yellow dwarf

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Noun1.onion yellow dwarf - the yellow dwarf disease of onion plants
yellow dwarf - any of several virus diseases of plants characterized by stunting and yellowing of the leaves
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Arya M, Baranwal VK, Ahlawat YS, Singh L (2006) RT-PCR detection and molecular characterization of Onion yellow dwarf virus associated with garlic and onion.
Fidan H, Baloglu S (2009) First report of Onion yellow dwarf virus and Leek yellow stripe virus in garlic in Turkey.
For example, each year onion yellow dwarf virus reduces garlic yields 30% to 50%, representing a serious economic loss for garlic growers around the world.