publication . Article . 2016

WATERMELON MOSAIC VIRUS OF PUMPKIN (Cucurbita maxima) FROM SULAWESI: IDENTIFICATION, TRANSMISSION, AND HOST RANGE

D.S. Teakle; Wasmo Wakmana; M.S. Kontong; D.M. Persley;
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  • Published: 25 Oct 2016 Journal: Indonesian Journal of Agricultural Science (issn: 1411-982X, eissn: 2354-8509, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Indonesian Center for Agricultural Library and Technology Dissemination
Abstract
<jats:p>A mosaic disease of pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima) was spread widely in Sulawesi. Since the virus had not yet been identified, a study was conducted to identify the disease through mechanical inoculation, aphid vector transmission, host range, and electron microscopic test. Crude sap of infected pumpkin leaf samples was rubbed on the cotyledons of healthy pumpkin seedlings for mechanical inoculation. For insect transmission, five infective aphids were infected per seedling. Seedlings of eleven different species were inoculated mechanically for host range test. Clarified sap was examined under the electron microscope. Seeds of two pumpkin fruits from two diff...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beverageshumanities
free text keywords: Cucurbita maxima, mosaic virus, disease transmission, host plants, Agriculture (General), S1-972, Cucurbita pepo, biology.organism_classification, biology, Cucurbita, Papaya ringspot virus, Plant virus, Horticulture, Zucchini yellow mosaic virus, Watermelon mosaic virus, food.ingredient, food, Botany
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