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First report of Cucurbit aphid-borne yellows virus in Italy
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In May 2006, a survey was performed to investigate a yellowing viraldisease complex in the major cucurbit-growing areas of southern Italy, finding symptoms consisted of interveinal mottl-ing and yellowing of older leaves, combined with thickening and brittleness.
Seed transmission of Pepino mosaic virus in tomato
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Evidence for the seed transmission of Pepino mosaic virus (PepMV) in tomato shows that PepMV can be transmitted from seeds contaminated with virus to seedlings, highlighting the risk of using seeds from PepMv-infected plants and the potential for seed transmission to contribute to the further spread of PepVV.
Extreme resistance to cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) in transgenic tomato expressing one or two viral coat proteins
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The single and double gene vector construct produced plants with broad resistance against strains of CMV from both subgroups I and II at high frequency, of practical value and will be applied for major Italian tomato varieties.
First report of Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus affecting zucchini squash in an important horticultural area of southern Italy
Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus (ToLCNDV) is a bipartite begomovirus (family Geminiviridae ) which infects species in the families Cucurbitaceae and Solanaceae (Padidam et al ., 1995; Mizutani et al
Characterization of Iris yellow spot virus isolates from onion crops in northern Italy.
SUMMARY During spring and summer of 2007 and 2008, a number of onion fields in Emilia Romagna region (northern Italy) showed various virus-like symptoms. DAS-ELISA carried out in 2007 and early 2008
Resistance of transgenic tomato to cucumber mosaic cucumovirus under field conditions
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Transgenic tomato plants expressing the coat protein (CP) genes of cucumber mosaic cucumovirus have been tested under field conditions to assess the level of resistance and agronomic performance and Engineered resistance upon transfer to Italian varieties by breeding or direct transformation was confirmed.
Survey of the distribution of Bemisia tabaci (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in Lazio region (Central Italy): a threat for the northward expansion of Tomato leaf curl New Delhi virus (Begomovirus:
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This preliminary survey indicates that B. tabaci is well established in Lazio, making ToLCNDV potentially able to spread to the rest of the region as well as to the nearby regions of Central Italy that have similar climatic and cultural conditions.
IDENTIFICATION AND PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF COMMON PUMPKIN VIRUSES IN SUDAN
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Phylogenetic analysis based on nucleotide sequences showed no or little variation among the studied viral isolates since each of them grouped well with its corresponding reference species.
Molecular analysis of the 3' terminal region of Onion yellow dwarf virus from onion in southern Italy
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The phylogenetic analysis generated rooted trees with high bootstrap values (100%), showing a genetic grouping into two well separated clades distinctive for onion and garlic isolates of OYDV.
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