Archives of Virology

, Volume 160, Issue 3, pp 873–875 | Cite as

Identification and sequence determination of a novel double-stranded RNA mycovirus from the entomopathogenic fungus Beauveria bassiana

  • Ioly Kotta-LoizouEmail author
  • Jana Sipkova
  • Robert H. A. Coutts
Annotated Sequence Record


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.


Graminearum dsRNA Virus Fungus Beauveria Bassiana dsRNA Element Number LN610699 
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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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioly Kotta-Loizou
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jana Sipkova
    • 1
  • Robert H. A. Coutts
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural SciencesImperial College LondonLondonUK

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