Identification and sequence determination of a novel double-stranded RNA mycovirus from the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana
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An isolate of the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana was found to contain five double-stranded (ds) RNA elements ranging from 1.5 to more than 3 kbp. The complete sequence of the largest dsRNA element is described here. Analysis of the RdRp nucleotide sequence reveals its similarity to unclassified dsRNA elements, such as Alternaria longipes dsRNA virus 1, and its distant relationship to the RNA-dependent RNA polymerases of members of the family Partitiviridae.
KeywordsGraminearum dsRNA Virus Fungus Beauveria Bassiana dsRNA Element Number LN610699
We would like to thank Professor Milton A. Typas for providing us with the B. bassiana isolate EABb 92/11-Dm from a fungal collection kept in the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, University of Athens, Greece.
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