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(Cucumber, Melon, Squash)

Key warning symptoms:

  • Brown spots

  • Mosaic

  • Deformation

  • Chlorosis

  • Mottle

  • Ringspots

  • Stunting

Cucurbits are especially vulnerable to viruses in the potyvirus family. The most common of these are Watermelon mosaic virus - 2, Zucchini yellow mosaic virus, and Papaya ringspot virus. In addition to these, we frequently find other potyviruses that react with our general potyvirus test but not with any specific antisera.


Fungal Diseases - PCR

  • Alternaria spp. (Leaf blight)

  • Alternaria alternata (Aa) (Alternaria leaf spot/rot)

  • Botrytis cinerea (Bc) (Gray mold)

  • Cladosporium cucumberinum (Gummosis)

  • Colletotrichum spp. (Col) (Anthracnose)

  • Didymella bryoniae (Bummy stem blight)

  • Erysiphe cichoracearum (Powdery mildew)

  • Fusarium spp. (Fruit rot/Damping-off)

  • Fusarium oxysporum (Fo) (Fusarium wilt)

  • Fusarium solani (Fsol) (Crown and foot rot)

  • Penicillium spp. (Pen) (blue mold rot)

  • Phytophthora spp. (Phyt) (Fruit rot/Damping-off and root rot)

  • Phytophthora capsici (Root rot)

  • Pythium spp. (Pyth) (Fruit rot/Damping-off and root rot) 

  • Pythium aphanidermatum (Sudden wilt)

  • Rhizoctonia solani(Rs) (Belly rot/Damping-off)

  • Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (Stem rot)

  • Serratia marcescens (Cucurbit yellow vine)

  • Verticillium albo-atrum (Verticillium wilt)

  • Verticillium dahlia (Verticillium wilt)


Bacterial Diseases

  • Acidovorax avenaesubsp. citrulli (Aac) (Bacterial fruit blotch) ELISA

  • Erwinia tracheiphila(Bacterial wilt) PCR

  • Pectobacterium carotovorum ​[Erwinia carotovora] (Pc) (Bacterial soft rot) PCR

  • Pseudomonas syringae (Syringae blight) PCR

  • Xanthomonas campestris (Xcam) (Bacterial leaf spot) PCR


Cucurbits Virus Screen

  • Alfalfa mosaic virus (AMV) ELISA

  • Cucumber green mottle mosaic virus (CGMMV) ELISA

  • Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) ELISA

  • Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV) ELISA

  • Melon necrotic spot virus (MNSV) ELISA

  • Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) ELISA

  • Potyvirus group test (Poty) PCR

  • Squash mosaic virus (SqMV) ELISA

  • Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) ELISA

  • Tobacco ringspot virus (TRSV) ELISA

  • Tobacco streak virus (TSV) ELISA

  • Tomato mosaic virus (ToMV) ELISA

  • Tomato ringspot virus (ToRSV) ELISA

  • Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV) ELISA

  • Watermelon mosaic virus (WMV) ELISA

  • Zucchini yellow mosaic virus (ZYMV) ELISA


Other virus tests available for cucurbits

  • Alfalfa mosaic virus (AMV) ELISA

  • Arabis mosaic virus (ArMV) ELISA

  • Asparagus virus 2 (AV2) ELISA

  • Beet curly top virus (BCTV) ELISA

  • Beet western yellows virus (BWYV) ELISA

  • Carlavirus group test (CarLa) PCR

  • Kyuri green mottle mosaic virus (KGMMV) ELISA

  • Luteovirus group test (Luteo) PCR

  • Nepovirus group test (Nepo) PCR

  • Peanut stunt virus (PSV) ELISA

  • Pepino mosaic virus (PepMV) ELISA

  • Pepper mottle virus (PepMoV) ELISA

  • Potexvirus group test (Potex) PCR

  • Raspberry ringspot virus (RpRSV) ELISA

  • Ribgrass mosaic virus (RMV) ELISA

  • Tobacco etch virus (TEV) ELISA

  • Tobacco rattle virus (TRV) PCR

  • Tobamovirus group test (Tobamo) PCR

  • Tomato aspermy virus (TAV) ELISA

  • Tomato bushy stunt virus (TBSV) ELISA

  • Tomato mosaic virus (ToMV) ELISA

  • Watermelon mosaic virus (WMV) ELISA

  • Watermelon silver mottle virus (WSMoV) ELISA



  • Phytoplasma (Phyto) PCR

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