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Record information and status
Record ID
15022
Status
Published
Date of creation
2006-06-12 13:49 UTC (kirsty.mclean.consultant@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2020-06-30 13:57 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2020-06-30 13:57 UTC (austein.mcloughlin@cbd.int)

Organism information
Scientific name
Watermelon mosaic virus
Taxonomic Classification
KingdomOrthornavirae
PhylumPisuviricota
ClassStelpaviricetes
OrderPatatavirales
FamilyPotyviridae
GenusPotyvirus
SpeciesWatermelon mosaic virus
Scientific name synonyms(s)
Watermelon mosaic virus 2, WMV-2
Additional Classification
Strain / isolate / serotype (microorganisms)
IV ((+)ssRNA)
Type of organism
  • Viruses
Characteristics related to biosafety
Geographical distribution
Widespread in the USA, Europe and South Africa; also reported from Japan, Hawaii and Cuba.
Known pathogenicity and/or allergenicity
The natural host range of WMV-2 is Cucurbita pepo, Cucumis melo, C. sativus, Citrullus lanatus and some legumes, where it causes mosaic, mottling and leaf shape malformation. The virus is transmitted by inoculation from an insect vector.  At least 29 species of aphids transmit watermelon mosaic 2 potyvirus, including Aphis craccivora and Myzus persicae.

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