Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research
Title: Squash vein yellowing virus affecting watermelon in Puerto Rico Authors
|Acevedo, Veronica -|
|Rodriques, J -|
|Estevez DE Jensen, Consuelo -|
|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.