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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2006-06-12 13:55 UTC (kirsty.mclean.consultant@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-06-15 20:45 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-06-15 20:46 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

Organism information
Scientific name
Zucchini yellow mosaic virus (ZYMV)
Taxonomic Classification
SubspeciesZucchini yellow mosaic virus (ZYMV)
Additional Classification
Type of organism
  • Viruses
Characteristics related to biosafety
Centre(s) of origin
ZYMV was first discovered in 1973 in northern Italy and has since appeared in southern France, Spain, Israel, Morocco, Germany, northeast U.S., and most recently Florida.
Habitat range
Spreads in Algeria, Australia, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritius, Morocco, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, the UK, and the USA.
Additional Information
Additional Information
The natural host range of ZYMV is Cucurbita pepo (zucchini squash), Cucumis melo (muskmelon), Cucumis sativus (cucumber) and Citrullus lanatus (watermelon) where it causes mosaic, yellowing, shoestring leaves, stunting, and fruit and seed deformation. In Melothria pendula it causes mosaic and yellowing.  It is transmitted by mechanical inoculation by an insect vector, Aphis citricola, Aphis gossypii, Myzus persicae, Macrosiphum euphorbiae, Aphis middletonii, Aphis craccivora, Acrythosiphon pisum, Lipaphis erysimi and Uroleucon sp.
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