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.