Cucumber Mosaic Virus (CMV)
Rapid CDIATM Cucumber Mosaic Virus (CMV) kits are intended for the detection of CMV in infected host plant foliage.
CMV causes economically important diseases in a large variety of vegetable and horticultural crops, including over 1200 species in over 100 families of monocots and dicots, including many vegetables, ornamentals. The most common symptom is mosaic, and other symptoms include mottling, yellowing, flecking, dwarfing, and fern leaf. On average, losses of 10-20% are common by the infection, and in some instances the crop may still be harvested, but is of poorer quality and appearance. The virus can be transmitted from plant to plant both mechanically by sap and by aphids in a stylet-borne fashion, or transmitted in seeds.