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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: EMERGING DISEASES OF CITRUS, VEGETABLES, AND ORNAMENTALS

Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research

Title: Squash vein yellowing virus affecting watermelon in Puerto Rico

Authors
item Acevedo, Veronica -
item Rodriques, J -
item Estevez DE Jensen, Consuelo -
item Webster, Craig
item Adkins, Scott
item Beaver-Wessel, Linda -

Submitted to: Plant Disease
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: June 7, 2013
Publication Date: June 26, 2013
Citation: Acevedo, V., Rodriques, J.C., Estevez De Jensen, C., Webster, C.G., Adkins, S.T., Beaver-Wessel, L. 2013. Squash vein yellowing virus affecting watermelon in Puerto Rico. Plant Disease. doi:10.1094/PDIS-03-13-0322-PDN.

Interpretive Summary: Squash vein yellowing virus (SqVYV) is the cause of viral watermelon vine decline. In this study, we report the first detection of SqVYV outside of the continental U.S.

Technical Abstract: In this study, we report the first detection of Squash vein yellowing virus (SqVYV)-induced watermelon vine decline outside of the continental U.S. This has implications for management of cucurbit virus diseases throughout the Caribbean.

Last Modified: 8/30/2014
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