plant viruses

Biological and serological characterization of viruses of summer squash crops in Yugoslavia

Faculty of Agriculture, Belgrade-Zemun (1,2,3)
Facilty of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece (4,5)
Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad (6)


A survey on summer squash open field crops was carried out during 2000 and 2001 in order to identify the major viruses infecting these crops in different localities. Plants showed different types of symptoms: mild mosaic, chlorotic spotting, distinctive mosaic, blistering of leaf lamina leaf yellowing, deformation of leaf lamina, knobbed fruits and stunting of plants. The symptoms were very variable but showed the viral nature of the investigated summer squash diseases.

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