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Title: Detection of Cucurbit leaf crumple virus in Florida cucurbits

item AKAD, F.
item WEBB, S.
item NYOIKE, T. W.
item LIBURD, O. E.
item Turechek, William
item Adkins, Scott
item POLSTON, J. E.

Submitted to: Plant Disease
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/27/2007
Publication Date: 6/1/2008
Citation: Akad, F., Webb, S., Nyoike, T., Liburd, O., Turechek, W., Adkins, S.T., Polston, J. 2008. Detection of Cucurbit leaf crumple virus in Florida cucurbits. Plant Disease. 92:648.

Interpretive Summary: This is the first report of Cucurbit leaf crumple virus in Florida. This virus is becoming widely distributed in the state. This report continues a cooperative research effort between ARS and University of Florida, and provides a timely account of virus infection of cucurbits to growers, Extension personnel and state and Federal regulatory and research scientists.

Technical Abstract: Cucurbit leaf crumple virus (CuLCrV) is a recently described begomovirus causing significant economic losses in cucurbit production in the western US. This research provides the first report of CuLCrV or any other begomovirus infecting cucurbits in Florida.