Archives of Virology

, Volume 159, Issue 11, pp 3141–3144 | Cite as

The complete nucleotide sequence of a novel partitivirus isolated from the plant pathogenic fungus Verticillium albo-atrum

  • M. Carmen Cañizares
  • Encarnación Pérez-Artés
  • María D. García-PedrajasEmail author
Annotated Sequence Record


We have characterized the bisegmented genome of a novel double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) virus isolated from the plant pathogenic fungus Verticillium albo-atrum. We determined that its larger segment (dsRNA1) was 1747 base pairs in length and potentially encoded an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase of 539 amino acids, whereas the smaller segment (dsRNA2) was 1517 base pairs long and was predicted to encode a capsid protein of 435 amino acids. Homology searches and phylogenetic analysis confirmed that, as expected from its dsRNA banding profile, the identified virus was a new member of the family Partitiviridae, and we have therefore designated it V. a lbo- a trum partitivirus 1 (VaaPV1). This is the first report of a mycovirus identified in V. albo-atrum.


Verticillium Wilt Ascomycetous Fungus AAFC dsRNA Segment Asexual Sporulation 
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This work was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation Grant No. AGL2009-13445 awarded to M.D.G.-P. We thank K.F.D. and AAFC for the V. albo-atrum strain used in this study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Carmen Cañizares
    • 1
    • 2
  • Encarnación Pérez-Artés
    • 2
  • María D. García-Pedrajas
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea “La Mayora”, Universidad de Málaga, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (IHSM-UMA-CSIC), Estación Experimental “La Mayora”Algarrobo-CostaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Crop ProtectionInstituto de Agricultura Sostenible, IAS-CSICCórdobaSpain

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