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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 infection of vining cucurbits and the vine decline response

Authors
item Webster, Craig
item Kousik, Chandrasekar
item Turechek, William
item Webb, Susan -
item Roberts, Pamela -
item Adkins, Scott

Submitted to: Plant Disease
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: March 13, 2013
Publication Date: March 25, 2013
Repository URL: http://doi:10.1094/PDIS-01-13-0076-RE
Citation: Webster, C.G., Kousik, C.S., Turechek, W., Webb, S.E., Roberts, P.D., Adkins, S.T. 2013. Squash vein yellowing virus infection of vining cucurbits and the vine decline response. Plant Disease. doi:10.1094/PDIS-01-13-0076-RE.

Interpretive Summary: Squash vein yellowing virus (SqVYV) is the cause of viral watermelon vine decline. In this study, the responses of a diverse group of vining cucurbits to SqVYV inoculation was determined to provide new insights into watermelon vine decline.

Technical Abstract: Squash vein yellowing virus (SqVYV) is the cause of viral watermelon vine decline. In this study, the responses of a diverse group of vining cucurbits to SqVYV inoculation was determined. The majority of cucurbits tested had either no symptoms of infection, or developed relatively mild symptoms. However, several types of cucurbits developed necrosis and plant death similar to the SqVYV-induced watermelon vine decline. Analysis of combined greenhouse and field results provide new insights into the mechanism of watermelon vine decline.

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