Archives of Virology

, Volume 159, Issue 9, pp 2519–2521 | Cite as

A raspberry bushy dwarf virus isolate from Ecuadorean Rubus glaucus contains an additional RNA that is a rearrangement of RNA-2

  • D. F. Quito-Avila
  • M. A. Ibarra
  • R. Alvarez
  • E. L. Peralta
  • R. R. Martin
Annotated Sequence Record


Sequencing of the complete genome of a raspberry bushy dwarf virus isolate from Rubus glaucus in Ecuador revealed that its RNA-1 and RNA-2 were 5449 and 2231 nucleotides (nt) long, respectively, and phylogenetically closest to isolates from Sweden and Slovenia. In dsRNA analysis of infected plants, an additional band of 3 kbp was observed. Sequencing of this band revealed that it was 3279 nt long. BLAST searches revealed that this band contained a modified version of RNA-2, which consisted of RNA-2 (2231 nt) plus an additional 1048-nt fragment that was concatenated in a reverse-complement fashion to its 5’ terminus.


Coat Protein Gene Movement Protein Black Raspberry Movement Protein Gene Canadian Isolate 
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This research was supported in part by the Ecuadorean Science and Technology Secretariat (SENESCYT) through the PROMETEO program. The authors also thank blackberry growers in Paute-Azuay and Tisaleo-Tungurahua for granting us access to their fields.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. F. Quito-Avila
    • 1
  • M. A. Ibarra
    • 1
  • R. Alvarez
    • 1
  • E. L. Peralta
    • 1
  • R. R. Martin
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Investigaciones Biotecnologicas del Ecuador, Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral (CIBE-ESPOL)GuayaquilEcuador
  2. 2.USDA-ARS, Horticultural Crops Research UnitCorvallisUSA

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