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Title: Reaction of Melon PI 313970 to Cucurbit leaf crumple virus

item McCreight, James - Jim
item Liu, Hsing Yeh

Submitted to: Cucurbitaceae Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/1/2006
Publication Date: 9/1/2006
Citation: Mccreight, J.D., Liu, H., Turini, T.A. 2006. Reaction of Melon PI 313970 to Cucurbit leaf crumple virus. In: Holmes, G.J., editor. Proceedings of Curcurbitaceae 2006. Raleigh, NC: Universal Press. p. 139-145.

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Technical Abstract: Cucurbit Leaf Crumple Virus (CuLCrV) is a recently described, sweetpotato whitefly biotype B-transmitted virus of cucurbits in the desert southwest U.S.A. ‘Top Mark’, a standard orange flesh, shipping type melon (Cucumis melo L.) was susceptible and expressed severe symptoms in two naturally infected field tests in Imperial Valley, Calif. in 2003 and 2004. PI 313970 exhibited resistance to CuLCrV in these tests. It was asymptomatic in 2003, but 20 of 30 plants evaluated in 2004 expressed symptoms. The difference in the reaction of PI 313970 could be due to seasonal differences in its reaction to infection by CuLCrV, and/or a difference in disease pressure. Inheritance data from a cross of ‘Top Mark’ and PI 313970 (F1, F2 and backcrosses to each parent) indicated recessive genetic control of the resistance reaction of PI 313970 to CuLCrV.