A brief history of cassava brown streak virus disease (CBSD) is presented. The first report by Warburg in 1894 was from German East Africa (later Tanganyika and now Tanzania) of a virus disease of cassava. This was termed 'krauselkrankheit', which is now referred to as cassava mosaic virus disease.
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