Schematic of the recovery process. Depiction of the infection, symptom, pre-recovery, and recovery stages in the PepGMV-pepper system. A) Inoculation: Pepper plants at the four leaf stage were inoculated with dimeric clones of PepGMV using biolistics . B) Symptoms: New emerging leaves show typical PepGMV infection symptoms at 9–10 dpi (symptomatic stage). C) Pre-recovery: At 15 dpi, newly emergent leaves have decreased severity of the symptoms (pre-recovered stage). D) Recovery: Leaves emerge with a recovered phenotype or a significant decrease in the symptom severity around 20 dpi (recovered stage). E) PepGMV-infected pepper plant at 20 dpi, showing the recovery process. F) Healthy (Mock-inoculated) pepper plant.