EPPO Global Database

Serratia marcescens(SERRMA)

Distribution details in United States of America

Current pest situation evaluated by EPPO on the basis of information dated 2003: Present, restricted distribution
First recorded in: 1988
Cucurbit yellow vine disease was first observed in squash and pumpkin in 1988 in Oklahoma and Texas. It was later found in other cucurbit crops (watermelon, melon) and other US states. In 2003, it was demonstrated that the causal agent is Serratia marcescens, a phloem-colonizing bacterium transmitted by Anasa tristis (Heteroptera: Coreidae).
* Besler KR, Little EL (2015) First report of cucurbit yellow vine disease Caused by Serratia marcescens in Georgia. Plant Disease 99(8), p 1175.

* Bruton BD, Mitchell F, Fletcher J,Pair SD, Wayadande A, Melcher U, Brady J, Bextine B, Popham W (2003) Serratia marcescens, a phloem-colonizing, squash bug -transmitted bacterium: causal agent of Cucurbit yellow vine disease. Plant Disease 87(8), 937-944.

* NAPPO News Story of 2002-03-05.