Melon yellow spot virus

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Melon yellow spot tospovirus (MYSV)

The virus infects cucurbits, infections are mainly reported from eastern Asia. The symptoms include chlorosis, leaf mosaic and sometimes mottlings of the fruits. Yield and quality of the fruits is reduced. The virus is transmitted by Thrips palmi in a persistent manner.

Management options include removing infected plants and using reflective mulch or insect-proof nets against the vectors. The development of resistant cultivars is in progress.