University of Kerbala Discussing an M.A. Thesis on “Effect of Cucumber mosaic virus on the watermelon plant Cucumis melo L. and its Resistance using some Biological and Chemical Resistance Factors and Genotypes”

Faculty of Agriculture – University of Kerbala has discussed the role of biological and chemical resistance factors in resisting cucumber mosaic virus (CMV). It is prepared by Ammar Sattar Jabbar.
The study aims at controlling Cucumber Mosaic Virus (CMV) by using some biological agents and chemicals that have a role in stimulating systemic resistance and testing response of some genotypes of watermelon (C. melo) against Cucumber Mosaic Virus (CMV).
The study concludes that the results of molecular diagnosis of Cucumber Mosaic Virus (CMV) are similar to this isolate by 100% with some other virus isolates previously registered in National Center of Biotechnology Information (NCBI). It is also proved that all genotypes of watermelon plant are sensitive to infection with Cucumber Mosaic Virus (CMV), and the genotypes HA-265, GA-1534 and HA-2011, among other genotypes, are the most tolerant to infection by relying on infection severity, dry weight and productivity.