Archives of Virology

, Volume 155, Issue 11, pp 1859–1863

A novel monopartite dsRNA virus from rhododendron

  • S. Sabanadzovic
  • N. Abou Ghanem-Sabanadzovic
  • R. A. Valverde
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DOI: 10.1007/s00705-010-0770-5

Cite this article as:
Sabanadzovic, S., Abou Ghanem-Sabanadzovic, N. & Valverde, R.A. Arch Virol (2010) 155: 1859. doi:10.1007/s00705-010-0770-5

Abstract

A dsRNA molecule of 3.4 kbp was extracted from two great rhododendron samples from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Sequencing of this molecule suggests that it represents the genome of an undescribed virus, for which the provisional name rhododendron virus A (RhVA) is proposed. In phylogenetic analyses, this virus clustered together with southern tomato virus and related viruses, forming a coherent and distinct clade among dsRNA viruses. RhVA likely belongs to a yet-to-be-established taxon of viruses with a non-segmented dsRNA genome.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Sabanadzovic
    • 1
  • N. Abou Ghanem-Sabanadzovic
    • 1
  • R. A. Valverde
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Entomology and Plant PathologyMississippi State UniversityMississippi StateUSA
  2. 2.Department of Plant Pathology and Crop PhysiologyLouisiana State University AgCenterBaton RougeUSA

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