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Transmission of Satellite of Tobacco Ringspot Virus by Xiphinema americanum. J. M. McGuire, Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 72701; I. R. Schneider, Research Pathologist, Plant Virology Laboratory, Plant Protection Institute, ARS, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland 20705. Phytopathology 63:1429-1430. DOI: 10.1094/Phyto-63-1429.

Satellite (S-TRSV) of tobacco ringspot virus (TRSV) was transmitted with activator TRSV by Xiphinema americanum from cucumber to cucumber. Plants became systemically infected with both TRSV and S-TRSV after nematode transmission, developing a chlorotic mottle in young leaves. Symptoms were indistinguishable between cucumber plants infected with TRSV alone and plants with TRSV plus S-TRSV.