Melon chlorotic leaf curl virus, a New Begomovirus Associated with Bemisia tabaci Infestations in Guatemala.

@article{Brown2001MelonCL,
  title={Melon chlorotic leaf curl virus, a New Begomovirus Associated with Bemisia tabaci Infestations in Guatemala.},
  author={Judith K Brown and Ali Mohamad Idris and D Rogan and Mohsen Hussein and Matteo Palmieri},
  journal={Plant disease},
  year={2001},
  volume={85 9},
  pages={
          1027
        }
}
  • Judith K Brown, Ali Mohamad Idris, +2 authors Matteo Palmieri
  • Published in Plant disease 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • In 2000, geminivirus-like symptoms were widespread in muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) fields (70 to 80% incidence) in Zacapa Valley, Guatemala. Muskmelon fields were infested with the whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Genn.), and plants exhibited patchy foliar chlorosis, leaf curling, and reduced fruit set, which is reminiscent of symptoms caused by certain whitefly-transmitted geminiviruses. Quarantine restrictions prevented experimental transmission experiments from being carried out with the whitefly… CONTINUE READING

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