Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology ResearchTitle: First report of Squash vein yellowing virus in watermelon in Guatemala
|JEYAPRAKASH, AYYAMPERUMAL - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services|
|BAKER, CARLYE - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services|
|SCHUBERT, TIMOTHY - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services|
|BADILLO-VARGAS, ISMAEL - University Of Florida|
|ROBERTS, PAMELA - University Of Florida|
|FUNDERBURK, JOSEPH - University Of Florida|
Submitted to: Plant Health Progress
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/14/2015
Publication Date: 7/15/2015
Citation: Jeyaprakash, A.A., Baker, C.A., Schubert, T.S., Badillo-Vargas, I.E., Roberts, P.D., Funderburk, J.E., Adkins, S.T. 2015. First report of Squash vein yellowing virus in watermelon in Guatemala. Plant Health Progress. 16(3):113-114. doi: 10.1094/PHP-BR-15-0019.
Interpretive Summary: Viral watermelon vine decline is caused by Squash vein yellowing virus (SqVYV). Well known in Florida, and previously reported from Puerto Rico and California, this is the first detection of SqVYV in Central America.
Technical Abstract: In this study, we report the first detection of Squash vein yellowing virus (SqVYV)-induced watermelon vine decline in Central America. Symptoms including wilt and collapse of plants at harvest, and non-marketable fruits with internal rind necrosis were observed. This report provides an overview of this emerging virus for growers, extension workers, crop consultants and research and regulatory scientists.