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Melon yellow spot virus



Melon yellow spot virus


  • Last modified
  • 24 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Melon yellow spot virus
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Virus
  •   Group: "Positive sense ssRNA viruses"
  •     Group: "RNA viruses"
  •       Order: Mononegavirales
  •         Family: Bunyaviridae
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Melon yellow spot virus

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Virus
  •     Group: "Positive sense ssRNA viruses"
  •         Group: "RNA viruses"
  •             Order: Mononegavirales
  •                 Family: Bunyaviridae
  •                     Genus: Tospovirus
  •                         Species: Melon yellow spot virus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 23 Apr 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes


ChinaPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
-GuangxiPresent, LocalizedEPPO (2020)
-HainanPresentGu et al. (2012); EPPO (2020)
JapanPresentKato et al. (2000); EPPO (2020)
-HonshuPresentEPPO (2020)
-KyushuPresentEPPO (2020)
-ShikokuPresentEPPO (2020)
TaiwanPresentChen et al. (2008); Chao ChiaHung et al. (2010); EPPO (2020)
ThailandPresentChiemsombat et al. (2008); EPPO (2020)


BelgiumAbsentEPPO (2020)

South America

EcuadorPresentEPPO (2020)

List of Symptoms/Signs

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SignLife StagesType
Leaves / abnormal forms
Leaves / abnormal patterns

Vectors and Intermediate Hosts

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Thrips palmiInsect


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Chao ChiaHung; Chen TsungChi; Kang YaChi; Li JuTing; Huang LiHsin; Yeh ShyiDong, 2010. Characterization of Melon yellow spot virus infecting cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) in Taiwan. Plant Pathology Bulletin, 19(1):41-52.

Chen TC; Lu YY; Cheng YH; Chang CA; Yeh SD, 2008. Melon yellow spot virus in watermelon: a first record from Taiwan. Plant Pathology, 57(4):765.

Chiemsombat P; Gajanandana O; Warin N; Hongprayoon R; Bhunchoth A; Pongsapich P, 2008. Biological and molecular characterization of tospoviruses in Thailand. Archives of Virology, 153(3):571-577.

EPPO, 2014. PQR database. Paris, France: European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.

Gu QS; Wu HJ; Chen HY; Zhang XJ; Wu MZ; Wang DM; Peng B; Kong XY; Liu TJ, 2012. Melon yellow spot virus identified in China for the first time. New Disease Reports, 25:7.

Kato K; Hanada K; Kameya-Iwaki M, 2000. Melon yellow spot virus: a distinct species of the genus Tospovirus isolated from melon. Phytopathology, 90(4):422-426.

Kuwabara K; Sakai H, 2008. Detection of Melon yellow spot virus (MYSV) by reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP). Annual Report of the Kanto-Tosan Plant Protection Society, No.55:7-10.

Seetou W; Chiemsombat P; Wongkaew S; Gajanandana O; Bhunchoth A; Warin N, 2005. Detection of tospoviruses mixed infection in Thailand planting field. In: Proceedings of 43rd Kasetsart University Annual Conference, Thailand, 1-4 February, 2005. Subject: Plants. Bangkok, Thailand: Kasetsart University, 558-564.

Takeuchi S; Shimomoto Y; Ishikawa K, 2009. First report of Melon yellow spot virus infecting balsam pear (Momordica charantia L.) in Japan. Journal of General Plant Pathology, 75(2):154-156.

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