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Species Cucurbita spp.
Crop Squash and pumpkin
Pest Scientific Name Arabis mosaic virus (ArMV)
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Type Virus
Pest Classification Is seed a pathway in this crop? No
Main literature references 8-1, 8-78, 8-79, 8-80, 8-94, 8-193
Remarks ArMV is not commonly known to occur on Cucurbita spp. The presence of ArMV in Cucurbita plants has been reported from Chile. In addition, one reference reports seed as a pathway in squash based on ELISA testing of seed. However, specific data on the ELISA test were not given and not controls were presented. If the ELISA test was not designed specifically for seed tissue then the results are probably false positives. Based on the scientific limitations of this reference, the information is discounted. No other references found indicating seed as a pathway for ArMV in Cucurbita spp. <strong>Available information indicates there is no scientific basis for regulation of ArMV on Cucurbita spp. seed.</strong>
Detection Is there a seed test?
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Risk mitigation Can the pest be managed by seed treatment(s)?
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