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Abstract

First report of zucchini yellow mosaic virus in bottlegourd (Lagenaria siceraria) in India.

Abstract

In December 2002, bottle gourd (L. siceraria) grown in Pune, Maharashtra, India showed severe mosaic, interveinal chlorosis and leaf deformation that resulted in fern-leaf appearance and severe fruit distortion. Morphological examination and pathogenicity tests identified the causal organism as zucchini yellow mosaic virus. This is thought to be the first report of zucchini mosaic virus infecting bottle gourd.