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Research Project: EMERGING DISEASES OF CITRUS, VEGETABLES, AND ORNAMENTALS

Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research

Title: First report of Squash vein yellowing virus in watermelon in Guatemala

Author
item JEYAPRAKASH, AYYAMPERUMAL - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services
item BAKER, CARLYE - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services
item SCHUBERT, TIMOTHY - Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services
item BADILLO-VARGAS, ISMAEL - University Of Florida
item ROBERTS, PAMELA - University Of Florida
item FUNDERBURK, JOSEPH - University Of Florida
item Adkins, Scott

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.