• Cucurbit Virus Investigations

      Nelson, Merritt R. (College of Agriculture, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), 1965-08)
      Continuing studies on cucurbit viruses have reinforced previous conclusions that these diseases are the most important factors in cantaloup crown blight. Epidemiological studies of the several viruses concerned are concentrated on ascertaining the sources of virus for cantaloup infection and developing methods for the mathematical analysis of linear spread of virus. New methods of identification of the viruses are being developed through the use of serology. This involves biophysical studies of the viruses in the development of purification techniques. Purification viruses must be obtained before antisera can be developed.