CYSDVCucurbit Yellow Stunting Disorder Virus
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Melons from plants infected with CYSDV may appear normal but often have reduced sugarlevels, resulting in poor marketability.
Wintermantel and colleagues identified several local weeds and important alternate crops, such as alfalfa, lettuce, and snap beans, as hosts of CYSDV.
McCreight also determined that a salad melon from Africa--first reported by Spanish investigators as resistant to a strain of CYSDV present in southern Spain--was resistant to CYSDV in California and Arizona.