EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 10 - 2007 Num. article: 2007/193

Cucumber vein yellowing virus is no longer found in France

In France, Cucumber vein yellowing virus (Ipomovirus, CVYV – EPPO A2 List) was detected in autumn 2003 in melon plants (Cucumis melo) showing mild mosaic symptoms. Affected plants were growing under glasshouses near Eyragues (Bouches-du-Rhône) and were also infested by large populations of Bemisia tabaci. Eradication measures were immediately taken. CVYV was not detected again during intensive surveys conducted in the south-east part of France during 2004, 2005, and 2006. This suggests that CVYV had accidentally been introduced in 2003 but has not become established in France.
The situation of Cucumber vein yellowing virus in France can be described as follows: Absent, reported once in 2003 in the south-east on glasshouse melons but no longer found in later surveys, eradicated.


Lecoq H, Dufour O, Wipf-Scheibel C, Girard M, Cotillon AC, Desbiez C (2007) First report of Cucumber vein yellowing virus in melon in France. Plant disease 91(7), p 909.