Safaa Kumari
Head of ICARDA Seed Health Laboratory/Plant Virologist

Safaa Kumari's Publications

Distribution and identification of luteovirids affecting chickpea in Sudan
New World Cactaceae Plants Harbor Diverse Geminiviruses
Journal Article
April 16, 2021

The family Cactaceae comprises a diverse group of typically succulent plants that are native to the American continent but have been introduced to nearly all other continents, predominantly for ornamental purposes. Despite their economic, cultural...

Phytosanitary Interventions for Safe Global Germplasm Exchange and the Prevention of Transboundary Pest Spread: The Role of CGIAR Germplasm Health Units
Genetic diversity and recombination between turnip yellows virus strains in Australia
First report of Cotton leafroll dwarf virus affecting chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) in Uzbekistan
Developing an artificial inoculation technique for screening chickpea genotypes against a Syrian isolate of Chickpea chlorotic stunt virus
A Novel Divergent Geminivirus Identified in Asymptomatic New World Cactaceae Plants
Ethiopian barley landraces: useful resistant sources to manage Barley yellow dwarf and other foliar diseases constraining productivity
First Report of Cucurbit aphid-borne yellows virus Affecting Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) in Sudan
Non-cultivated grass hosts of yellow dwarf viruses in Ethiopia and their epidemiological consequences on cultivated cereals
First report of Alfalfa leaf curl virus affecting alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Tunisia
Screening of lentil genotypes for resistance to Bean yellow mosaic virus and effect of mixed infection on the susceptibility of some resistant lentil genotypes
Molecular characterization of faba bean necrotic yellows viruses in Tunisia
Importance du BYDV sur orge et avoine en Tunisie et évaluation de l'infection virale sur leur qualité fourragère
Sélection de lignées d’orge (Hordeum vulgare L.) pour leur résistance au barley yellow dwarf virus (BYDV) et évaluation de leurs performances agronomiques
Viruses affecting lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) in Greece; incidence and genetic variability of Bean leafroll virus and Pea enation mosaic virus
Camelid nanobodies with high affinity for broad bean mottle virus: a possible promising tool to immunomodulate plant resistance against viruses
Molecular diversity of Chickpea chlorotic dwarf virus in Sudan: High rates of intra-species recombination – a driving force in the emergence of new strains
Characterization of a Syrian Chickpea chlorotic stunt virus strain and production of polyclonal antibodies for its detection
Viruses Infecting Chickpea And Lentil Crops In Azerbaijan
Journal Article
September 29, 2011

A survey was conducted to identify viruses affecting chickpea and lentil crops in the major production areas of Azerbaijan during June 2007 and May 2008. The survey covered randomly selected 16 farmers' fields (13 chickpea and three lentil) and one...

Present status of some virus diseases affecting legume crops in Tunisia, and partial characterization of Chickpea chlorotic stunt virus
A Survey Of Lucerne In Northern New South Wales For Viruses Of Importance To The Winter Legume Industry
Detection and Partial Characterization of Milk vetch dwarf virus Isolates from Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) in Yunnan Province, China
Detection and Characterization of Chickpea Chlorotic Stunt Virus in Syria
Survey of faba bean and field pea viruses in Yunnan Province, China
Identification of viral diseases affecting barley and bread wheat crops in Yemen
An Improved Antiserum for Sensitive Serologic Detection of Chickpea chlorotic dwarf virus
First Report of Chickpea Chlorotic Dwarf Virus Infecting Spring Chickpea in Syria
First record of Chickpea chlorotic dwarf virus (CpCDV) affecting faba bean (Vicia faba) crops in Egypt
First report of Faba bean necrotic yellows virus (FBNYV) infecting chickpea (Cicer arietinum) and faba bean (Vicia faba) crops in Sudan
Identification and seasonal variation of viral diseases of chickpea and lentil in Iran
Differentiation Among Bean Leafroll Virus Susceptible and Resistant Lentil and Faba Bean Genotypes on the Basis of Virus Movement and Multiplication
First record of Beet western yellows virus, Chickpea chlorotic dwarf virus, Faba bean necrotic yellows virus and Soybean dwarf virus infecting chickpea and lentil crops in Iran
First record of Barley yellow dwarf virus and Cereal yellow dwarf virus in Tunisia
Reduction of incidence of three persistently transmitted aphid-borne viruses affecting legume crops by seed-treatment with the insecticide imidacloprid (Gaucho®)
Survey for viruses in lentil and chickpea crops in Pakistan
Journal Article
May 01, 2001

In an intensive survey of lentil and chickpea fields and research stations plots carried out in the Punjab province of Pakistan in 1997, more than 6505 plant samples were collected and tested by tissue-blot immunoassay (TBIA) for the presence of 14...

Registration of Six Lentil Germplasm Lines with Combined Resistance to Viruses
Screening and selection of faba bean (Vicia faba L.) germplasm for resistance to bean yellow mosaic potyvirus
The Natural Occurrence of Chickpea Chlorotic Dwarf Geminivirus in Chickpea and Faba Bean in the Sudan
Detection of Three Plant Viruses by Dot‐Blot and Tissue‐Blot Immunoassays Using Chemiluminescent and Chromogenic Substrates
Pea seed-borne mosaic virus: occurrence in faba bean (Vicia faba) and lentil (Lens culinaris) in West Asia and North Africa, and further information on host range, transmission characteristics, and purification
Broad bean wilt virus: Host range, purification, serology, transmission characteristics, and occurrence in faba bean in West Asia and North Africa