Establishment of an agroinoculation system for broad bean wilt virus 2
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We determined the complete nucleotide sequence of a broad bean wilt virus 2 (BBWV-2) isolate from gentian in Japan. The full-length RNA1 and RNA2 sequences, excluding poly(A) tails, were 5955 and 3600 nucleotides long, respectively. Analysis indicated that, in contrast to other BBWV-2 isolates, the 5’ end of both RNA1 and RNA2 starts with a GUU sequence. We successfully inoculated Nicotiana benthamiana with BBWV-2 by infiltrating a mixed suspension of two Agrobacterium tumefaciens clones carrying binary vectors with the full-length RNA1 and RNA2 sequences. This is the first report on the efficient, easy and high-throughput use of agroinoculation for generating BBWV-2 infections.
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